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


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


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


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 »

Tesco partners with Dixons Carphone to trial Currys PC World outlets in Tesco stores


The first store is scheduled to open in July at Tesco’s Milton Keynes Extra store, followed by a second concession at its Weston Favell Extra store in Northampton later in August. A tailored range of Currys PC World products will be on offer in the outlets including televisions, computers, white goods and accessories. Laptop repairs, advice and comparison services - allowing customers to explore switching broadband and energy supply - will also be available. Matt Davies, UK CEO of Tesco, said: “We’re always looking at ways to offer our... Read More »

Tesco to become home of most loved toys this Christmas


The retailer will today launch a price-checking initiative on hundreds of the UK’s most loved toys, to ensure customers can get everything they need under one roof this festive season. The initiative, which will price-check against Argos on a regular basis, means customers will benefit from market-leading prices both in store and online. Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said: “We’ve done a lot already to serve our shoppers better, but we’re always looking to do more. We want to take the hard work out of Christmas shopping and help our... Read More »

100 New Permanent Collection Points


It's really easy to donate food in one of our stores - simply buy any non-perishable food items, such as pasta, tinned soup or UHT milk, and leave it at the food collection point. To find where your nearest food collection point is and where all our new collection points are. By increasing the number of collection points and making it even easier for customers to donate food, we will be able to give more support to our two charity partners – The Trussell Trust and FareShare. FareShare aim to tackle food waste and redistributes food to ... Read More »

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