Tesco news

29 July 2022
Loop has announced that its one-year trial with Tesco is set to end. Announcing the trial’s end Loop said that ‘ Tesco has decided to end the trial to reflect on the insights collected. This means the reuse area will soon be removed from your Tesco store .’ Customers with Loop packaging have until 31 October to return their packaging to one of its return points. Loop highlights positive custom...
31 May 2022
Tesco and WWF have been working together on a new accelerator programme called Innovation Connections to pair start-ups with Tesco’s suppliers. The intention is to drive sustainability and innovation in the supply chain by identifying suppliers who can help scale up new ideas and technologies. Five winners have been announced The accelerator programme was announced on 9 May 2022 and on 30...
02 March 2022
Asda and Tesco are to use an innovative new material made using the proteins and cellulose found in fruit and vegetable seeds, peels and pulps, mixed with water. The material will be used to coat and protect certain products, including citrus fruits and avocados in 150 Asda stores in the coming weeks, while Tesco will trial the material on a selection of similar products in 80 of its stores. H...
09 February 2022
Tesco has partnered with packaging manufacturer, Berry Global, to collect and recycle soft plastic from its customers. The collection points will be located in 900 of its stores, with a variety of soft plastics ranging from fruit, vegetables and bread products, among others, accepted. Scaling up The move reflects a scaling up of Tesco’s current soft plastic collection, which sees 25 to 3...
21 January 2022
Tesco and Direct Rail Services (DRS) have extended their partnership by signing a new three year deal. Supplying and expanding rail operations across GB The new deal means DRS, which has been long associated with the so-called “Tesco trains”, will continue to operate intermodal trains for the retailer in England, Wales and Scotland, including Mossend to Inverness, which is the longest domes...
17 January 2022
Tesco plans to open imminently two new urban fulfilment centres (UFCs) as online shopping increases, while another four are set to open during Tesco’s next financial year. Bradford UFC to open later this week In its latest Q3 and Christmas Trading Statement, Tesco has announced it will open this week a new UFC in Bradford at the Valley Road store on Canal Road. The facility is set to cater ...
14 January 2022
The service, which launched in May 2021, will be rolled out to at least 600 stores by the end of 2023. Whoosh is currently available from 115 Tesco stores and will be in “about 200 stores by the end of the financial year” before rapid expansion in 2023, according to Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy. At its launch in May 2021, Whoosh offered a range of around 1,700 SKUs.  Tesco followed th...
04 January 2022
Tesco, in partnership with international freight company FSEW, is set to introduce electric heavy freight articulated trucks in its fleet. Transporting goods between Cardiff and Magor According to Tesco, two new 37 tonne DAF electric heavy weight articulated trucks will be transporting products emissions-free from Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff to Tesco’s distribution center in Mago...
10 November 2021
Glasgow, the host city of climate change conference COP26, is set to become the first city in Scotland where Tesco operates a fully electric home delivery fleet. Electrifying the entire home delivery fleet by 2028 The move forms part of Tesco’s plan to electrify its entire home delivery fleet (5,500 vans) by 2028 and become net zero across its Group-wide operations by 2035. According to ...
28 October 2021
Tesco has announced a pilot with quick commerce operator Gorillas.  Customers will be able to order Tesco products via the Gorillas app from Thursday 28 th October. Five sites to be involved in the trial Gorillas will set up microfulfilment sites at five large Tesco stores to pick, pack and deliver to customers.  The first site will use warehouse space at Tesco’s Thornton Heath superstore ...