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Hobbycraft promotes Dominic Jordan to ceo and names Matt Davies as new chairman

  Arts and crafts retailer Hobbycraft has promoted Dominic Jordan from retail operations director to ceo with immediate effect.   Dominic, who joined Hobbycraft in 2012, previously worked at Pets at Home for 12 years, latterly as retail operations director. He succeeds John Colley, who left Hobbycraft last year. Dominic said: …

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Tesco gives away over 30 million pieces of free fruit to kids

Tesco’s ground-breaking ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative has proved a real hit, with over 50 million pieces of free fruit given to children since the programme launched almost two years ago. The scheme was the brainchild of Maria Simpson, a Tesco colleague from Brigg Superstore in Lincolnshire, who suggested giving …

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Sourdough rises to become UK’s fastest growing bread variety

Sourdough has become the UK’s fastest growing bread variety – with demand soaring by nearly 40% in the last year at Tesco. The supermarket chain now sells around 100,000 sourdough loaves a week and has just launched its first ever sourdough baguette (pictured). In the past five years, the grocer …

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Pineapple trumps avocado in UK’s fastest growing fruit sales stakes

Pineapples have become Britain’s fastest growing fruit with demand at an all-time high, according to Tesco. In the last year, sales of whole pineapples have soared by nearly 15% at the grocery multiple, while sales of pineapple juice have risen by more than 20%. Hawaiian pizzas are up by more …

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Tesco tracks the rise of the ‘new British wine connoisseurs’

Brits are acquiring a new degree of sophistication when it comes to buying wine, according to Tesco. The supermarket chain reports that the latest figures from retail analyst Nielsen show sales for wine priced £10 and over grew by 23% in the 12 months to December 2017 – and Tesco …

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Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme reaches 10,000 milestone

Tesco has announced that 10,000 community projects have now been funded through its Bags of Help scheme. Run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, the supermarket chain’s Bags of Help initiative uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects. No profit is made on the sale …

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Record demand for ‘no and low’ alcohol drinks at Tesco

New Year’s resolutions to enjoy a healthier January have held strong among Tesco shoppers, with the grocer revealing record sales of low alcohol beer, wine and spirits. In total over the last four weeks, demand for low alcohol beer, wine and spirits has rocketed by more than 100% compared with …

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Haggis more popular than ever south of the border, says Tesco

Demand for Scotland’s famous dish haggis is rocketing in England and Wales all year round, according to Tesco. The supermarket chain said that after being approached by customers, it ran a trial last year selling haggis in English and Welsh stores all year round for the first time ever. The …

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Tesco launches January healthy eating push

Tesco by backing the first Public Health England Change4Life campaign to promote healthier snacking for children. The new initiative aims to help parents who are shopping in-store and online choose affordable healthier snacks that are 100 calories or less. The campaign, which runs throughout January, includes in-store point of sale …

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Is the traditional Christmas pudding under threat?

Is the traditional Christmas pudding in danger of being consigned to history and replaced by a sponge alternative? For the first time ever, Tesco offered more festive sponges than Christmas puddings this year: 12 sponges compared with 10 traditional puddings. The supermarket chain said the change was due to younger …

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