Tesco news

26 June 2020
Tesco’s online sales have surged by 48.5%, based on figures from its latest Q1 performance update. The UK's growth driven by online Online has been one of the main drivers of Tesco’s UK growth, which amounted to +9.1% and total sales of £9.91bn, with like-for-like growth being 8,7%. Online sales were up by 48.5% for the period, with the rate of growth increasing to nearly 100% by the end of...
08 June 2020
Tesco Ireland is planning to power six of its stores in the country by using renewable gas generated from surplus food. 1,200 tonnes per annum According to the retailer, the initiative, which is the result of a partnership with renewable energy company Green Generation, and has been facilitated by Gas Networks Ireland, will help reduce its carbon emissions by 1,200 tonnes per annum. Abou...
28 April 2020
Irish delivery start-up Buymie has raised €2.2m from different investors to expand its operation. The start-up has also extended its trial partnership with Lidl by signing a new multi-year partnership agreement with the German discounter. Increasing demand for Buymie’s services Buymie currently has operations across Dublin, Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Bray and Greystones, whilst demand fo...
28 April 2020
Albert Heijn is due to temporarily carry out home deliveries on Sundays, as more customers choose to have their groceries delivered at home amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Starting 3 rd of May The temporary service is due to start on Sunday 3 May. In recent weeks, the retailer has recruited 600 additional employees to collect and pack groceries in its five home shop centres and d...
27 April 2020
Tesco Ireland confirmed the expansion of its Click and Collect service to 10 locations across different counties, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Five new locations + expanded slots at five existing locations The brand new collection points are Bailieborough in Cavan, Ballincollig in Cork, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road and Ballinasloe in Galway, Clonmel and Nenagh in Tippe...
27 April 2020
Starship Technologies’ robots started delivering food to NHS staff in Milton Keynes, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Using Starship’s mobile app NHS workers can have food delivered by robots from local food outlets by using Starship’s mobile app. Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing at Starship Technologies, commented: “ We want to make life a little bit easier for these peopl...
09 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update: Tesco releases annual results and updates on COVID-19: More normal shopping behaviour has resumed after a surge in demand for certain items in the first few weeks of the crisis caused sales uplifts of c.30%. Grocery home shopping capacity has been in...
08 April 2020
Tesco has released robust full year results for the year to 29 February 2020, together with an update on how it is supporting customers and colleagues through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Headline results (actual exchange rates, 52 week change) Group sales: -0.7% to £56.5bn UK & Ireland sales: +0.1%, +0.2% LFL Tesco UK: -0.6%, -0.3% LFL Booker sales: +5.0%, +3.3% LFL Ce...
06 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK: Market update: GB grocery market sees fastest growth on record. Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks. More details here ...
31 March 2020
Tesco adds more home delivery and Click & Collect slots to cope with the increasing demand that resulted from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 780,000 slots this week The number of slots has been increased to 780,000 this week, up from 660,000 slots two weeks ago, with the aim of increasing this figure by an additional 100,000 in the next few weeks. To do so, Tesco plans to add more tha...