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Tesco aims to reduce waste

According to a company’s blog post, Tesco is introducing new compartmental packaging for its two portion chicken fillets, in a bid to reduce food waste.
The new pack separates the two each fillets with a tear seal between them. This provides an easier storage solution for people to either freeze or refrigerate the other fillet after using […]

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Ireland’s Cully & Sully soup launches in UK stores

Cork-based soup brand Cully & Sully launched its product in 730 Tesco stores nationwide.
Setup by childhood friends Cullen Allen and Colum O’Sullivan in Cork. All of the soups are made from fresh, natural ingredients, using homemade recipes inspired by Cully’s grandmother, a respected Irish chef and proprietor of the famous Ballymaloe House Hotel.
Cully & Sully’s soup […]

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Watchdog criticises Tesco for mistreating suppliers

Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon found that Britain’s biggest retailer had an endemic culture of making unilateral deductions from suppliers’ bills and delaying payments, including packaging firms – in one case taking more than two years to pay a multi-million pound debt.
“It was clear to me the pressure on the (Tesco) buyers and the […]

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Tesco will push brands into cutting sugar

    Tesco will push brands into cutting sugar

Tesco announced that it will continue to “push” suppliers into stripping sugar from products and hinted that confectionery or fruit juice might be among the categories it looks to next.
Speaking at the Westminster Forum ‘policy on high fat, sugar and salt foods’ seminar, Tim Smith, Tesco quality director, said the retailer’s push to encourage suppliers to […]

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New TCL ovenable films for Tesco

    New TCL ovenable films for Tesco

TCL’s new technically advanced ovenable packaging films have been selected for a new range of bake-in-store, hot sandwiches and snacks available in Tesco. The printed films were chosen because of their innovative design and rigorous testing process with Smithers PIRA.
Managing Director Mike Golding explains “What look like simple ovenable films have taken years to be […]

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Bord Bia and Tesco Assist Irish Companies to Grow at Retail Level

    Bord Bia and Tesco Assist Irish Companies to Grow at Retail Level

Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) and Tesco have developed a programme, to help food and drink companies to develop the required skills to achieve sustainable growth at multiple retail level. This comprehensive retail programme will equip participants with the necessary skills required to secure, grow and maintain a listing with Tesco. The programme will […]

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Tesco Announces New UK Investment

    Tesco Announces New UK Investment

Tesco has announced that it will create 20,000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years through a significant investment in customer service, refreshing existing stores and opening new ones. At the heart of the investment programme, Tesco plans to deliver new levels of excellence in customer service across its stores. Starting immediately, […]

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Tesco Continues to Decline as Iceland Achieves Record Market Share

    Tesco Continues to Decline as Iceland Achieves Record Market Share

Tesco, has seen its share of the UK grocery market fall to below 30% for the first time since May 2005. The UK’s largest supermarket group held 29.9% of the market for the 12 weeks ended 22 January 2012, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel. However, while Tesco’s market share dropped, Iceland […]

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Branston Hailed Best Supplier For Carbon Reduction Technology by Tesco

    Branston Hailed Best Supplier For Carbon Reduction Technology by Tesco

UK potato supplier Branston has been named as the 2011 Tesco supplier with the best technology innovation to reduce carbon. Tesco has congratulated Branston for effectively innovating throughout its production processes and investing in technology to reduce carbon emissions. The Carbon Reduction Technology award is part of Tesco’s ‘Greening the Supply Chain’ initiative.
 
“This award is […]

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UK Grocery Market Growth Slows as Consumers Show Caution

    UK Grocery Market Growth Slows as Consumers Show Caution

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20th February 2011, show that the market is subdued as shoppers watch their pennies. Overall market growth slowed slightly this period to 3.9% compared to 4.2% last month. However, both Sainsbury at 5.2% and Morrisons at 4.5% outperformed, growing ahead of the […]

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Tesco Initiates UK Price War With Asda

    Tesco Initiates UK Price War With Asda

Tesco has launched a £200m campaign to lower prices on more than 1,000 everyday items – from fruit and vegetables to bread, meat and medicines. Customers are being invited to compare Tesco’s prices to those at other supermarkets using Price Check. If Tesco is not cheaper than main rival Asda, the customer can claim back […]

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Tesco to Outpace Global Rivals

    Tesco to Outpace Global Rivals

With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% between 2010 and 2015, Tesco is set to be the fastest growing retailer of the global grocery top four, according to the latest forecasts from international food and grocery analysts IGD. Driven by sharing best practice in areas like loyalty and services across its markets, and […]

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Tesco to Buy £100m More British Cheddar

    Tesco to Buy £100m More British Cheddar

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket group, is increasing the volume of cheddar cheese it is buying from British producers from 20,000 tonnes per annum to 55,000 tonnes. According to Tesco, the deal will be worth an extra £100m to the UK cheddar cheese industry.
The cheese will be used in all Tesco own label block, grated […]

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UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

    UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

Tesco’s decision to increase the price of its standard milk – a move followed by other supermarket groups Morrisons, Waitrose and Sainsbury – has effectively ended the milk price war in the UK grocery trade. The price war, precipitated by Asda in July, has already undermined profitability at British liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies, […]

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Premiumisation in UK Grocery Market Puts Pressure on Asda

    Premiumisation in UK Grocery Market Puts Pressure on Asda

The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 5th September 2010 show respectable growth in the market at 4.3%, ahead of grocery inflation at 2.7%. Despite the recent media scare around soaring food prices, Kantar Worldpanel still expects grocery price inflation to be held to around 4% by the year-end.
This […]

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