Tag Archives: Tesco

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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Tesco doubles vegan and vegetarian food offering at Christmas

Changing diets have prompted Tesco to double its vegetarian and vegan festive food offering. In the past year, demand for vegetarian and vegan food has soared, with sales of chilled vegetarian ready meals and meat substitutes growing by 25% for the supermarket chain. As a result, Tesco has introduced two …

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Tesco quadruples Christmas gift range… for pets!

Demand for dedicated festive presents for pets has soared by 300% at Tesco. In response, the supermarket chain has quadrupled its Christmas gifts range for pets from 12 items last year to more than 50 this year. Treats include Prosecco and beer for cats and dogs. The tipples (called Pawsecco …

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Tesco releases second Christmas advert

Tesco releases the second of five Christmas television adverts this weekend (November 18-19), highlighting how the supermarket chain and its customers give people in need ‘a little extra help’ during the festive season. The advert shows a local charity bringing people together to celebrate Christmas and using food donations from …

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