Tesco news

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 ...
13 October 2021
The current shortage of HGV drivers is perhaps the biggest challenge the food and consumer goods industry has faced in years. Its impact can be seen in supermarkets, which have been negatively impacted by missed deliveries and replenishment problems in recent weeks. A few months ago, my colleague James Walton looked at the overarching causes, consequences and potential remedies to the HGV dri...
11 October 2021
The UK government has appointed Dave Lewis, Tesco’s former CEO, to solve the supply chain issues that the economy is currently facing. Advising the Prime Minister and the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The government’s new supply chain adviser will be directly advising the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Stephen Barclay, the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In a statemen...
06 October 2021
We round up the most-read content from September, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the last month of Q3, we produced the supply chain playbook reports of Walmart , Tesco and Morrisons , where we explored their key strategic supply chain priorities and highlighted ways that can help partners better collaborate with them. The Wal...
01 October 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. To find out more on the initiative click here. The initiative is available in 10 large Tesco stores. We look at two stores, which launched the initiative, in Milton Keynes. Where are they located? Tesco and Loop’s reusable packa...