Tag Archives: Tesco

Football fans set for month-long food & drink fiesta

Four weeks of football action kicks off today (Thursday June 14) with the start of the World Cup in Russia. Tesco predicts that over the course of the tournament, it will sell nearly 140 million bottles and cans of beer; more than 2 million pizzas; more than 60 million bags …

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Tesco Direct set to cease trading next month

Tesco has announced that it is ‘refocusing’ its non-food business by closing its non-food website Tesco Direct. The supermarket chain said that following a review, it has decided that ‘despite our best efforts, there is no route to profitability for this small, loss-making part of the business’. Tesco Direct sells …

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Patriotic shoppers stock up on classic British fare ahead of Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tomorrow (Saturday May 19) is set to spark a feel good factor across the land, as Brits hold street, house and garden parties to celebrate, according to Tesco. The supermarket chain expects sales of its specially created Royal Wedding cakes, along …

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Millennials inspire smaller wine bottles

Tesco has launched a range of smaller sized wine bottles to help shoppers control portions and reduce waste. Included in the 37-strong range is the supermarket’s first ever 50cl wine bottle size, which contains the equivalent of four glasses. There are also 37.5cl bottles, which contain the equivalent of three …

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BBQ season officially on the way as heatwave hits Britain

Last week’s mini-heatwave brought a boost to grocery retailers as shoppers stocked up on barbecue foods. Tesco BBQ meat range buyer Natalie Bastow said: “After months of rain this was the first real opportunity for Brits to get out into the garden and enjoy a barbecue with family and friends. …

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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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