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Tesco joins World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in search for innovative start-ups

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Tesco will join in on the Summit’s  Pitch Day, by hosting their own ‘T-Jam’ event, in the search for the most exciting breakthrough agri-tech innovators around the world. George Wright, Commercial Director for Fresh Food at Tesco said: “Many of the suppliers, farmers and producers we partner with lead the way in innovation and technology in agriculture, so we’re really excited to be partnering with the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit to discover the next generation of agriculture start-ups and innovators. "The winning entry will get th... Read More »

Tesco farmers to benefit from new beef contracts as it relaunches Sustainable Farming Group

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The Aberdeen Angus farmers are located across the UK and supply Tesco with all its Finest beef steaks, mince and joints. Aberdeen Angus beef is recognised for its quality, and all the cuts included in Tesco’s range are aged for 28 days, providing customers with the best possible quality and flavour. To coincide with the introduction of the new contracts, Tesco is re-launching its Tesco Sustainable Farming Group for Beef. The Group becomes the 10th Tesco Sustainable Farming Group following the setting up of groups in areas including dairy, po... Read More »

Success at the Grocer Gold Awards 2018

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For the fourth year running Tesco scooped ‘Britain’s Favourite Supermarket’, an award made even more significant as it’s voted for by customers. The Grocer’s ‘Store Manager of the Year’ title also went to Nick Carolan, Store Manager at Tesco Hull St Stephen's Extra. After collecting his award Nick commented: “I’m thrilled and there’s really too many people I want to thank. I’ve worked with some phenomenal people at Tesco and that’s what makes us special. “I joined the graduate scheme in 1997 and have been with Tesco for my whole career, ... Read More »

Tesco crowned Best Grocer at industry awards following “landmark year”

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Noting a “landmark year” for Tesco, the judges highlighted how the business “has won back the hearts and minds of its core customer”, with “sales, profits and loyalty all returning”. The “scale of the changes, the success achieved and the renewed vigour evident” over the past year was also noted by the judges as they made the award. Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer at Tesco, said: “This award is testament to all of our colleagues’ hard work and brilliance over the past couple of years. It’s been inspiring to see our team come... Read More »

Welsh grower delivers earliest ever British strawberries

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Tesco’s Bridgend Extra store will today (February 22) begin selling the first strawberries of the season, which were grown by Springfield Nursery, based near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Tesco strawberry buyer Jordan Blandford said: “Hats off to Springfield who have achieved this fantastic coup with their expertise and innovation. There is always a lot of excitement about the first British strawberries being picked because their arrival means the start of spring is not too far away.  This is brilliant news for customer... Read More »

Tesco helps to tackle food waste with new avocado approach

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The new design, which will significantly improve quality for customers, has been developed after several years of trials.  It works by using a unique combination of UV light treatment and improved packaging film to extend freshness for customers – without any compromise on quality or flavour. There has been no change to the volume of packaging used with the product. In recent years avocados have grown in popularity, with demand at Tesco up by more than 10 per cent in the last year as it’s become a breakfast staple and healthy eating sensation. ... Read More »

Queen gives all 1,500 Buckingham Palace employees a Tesco Christmas pudding

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According to the official website of the Royal Family, the Queen gives each member of her staff a Christmas pudding, a tradition started by her grandfather, George V. But that is not all. In addition to a Christmas pudding, employees throughout the Palaces, in the Court Post Office, and in the Palace police, also receive a greeting card from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as well. If this all sounds a tad frugal, it turns out it's actually even more so this year. In previous years, it was reported the monarch favoured puddings fro... Read More »

Tesco cuts food waste by selling greener satsumas and clementines

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The move has been prompted by recent higher early season temperatures in Spain where these easy peelers are grown which have slowed down the natural process by which the skin of the fruit turns orange. Despite the skin being slightly green the fruit is still as perfectly sweet and as juicy as you’d find as when they turn orange. Growers, in order to accelerate the colouring process, have been putting the easy peelers into a ripening room but this extra handling has led to a small amount of fruit being damaged and therefore going to waste.... Read More »

First Quarter Trading Statement 2017/18

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Headlines Positive like-for-like sales growth maintained for a sixth consecutive quarter Group like-for-like sales growth of 1.0% UK like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% driven by 2.7% like-for-like sales growth in food 1.3% growth in customer transactions – ten million more than last year Particularly strong volume growth in fresh food at 1.6% with significant market outperformance Positive customer response to ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign Working with our supplier partners to protect customers from inf... Read More »

Tesco celebrates partnership with British farmers through presence at UK agricultural shows

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8 Jun 2017 The retailer will have a flagship presence at the Royal Cornwall Show, the Royal Highland Show, the Great Yorkshire Show and the Royal Welsh Show. At each of the shows, visitors to the Tesco stand will have the opportunity to: Learn all about how Tesco is working in partnership with British farming through groundbreaking initiatives like the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group, Future Farmer Foundation and Fair For Farmers Guarantee; Hear first-hand the stories behind the food on Tesco shelves by meeting local suppliers; Samp... Read More »

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