Tesco news

09 January 2020
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...
04 November 2019
Retailers are looking at ways to limit the use of plastic throughout their supply chains. The initiatives aim to balance the need to protect the quality of products, while also reducing their use of plastic and, therefore, their impact on the environment. We look at four ways retailers are aiming to reduce their use of plastics. Asda launches plastic free herbs Asda has introduced plastic-f...
18 October 2019
Retailers globally are launching campaigns to become more sustainable. One of the main initiatives being adopted is seeing them target food waste. We looked at four initiative ways retailers are aiming to reduce their food waste.   Kaufland adopts innovating Too Good To Go app Germany-based Kaufland has partnered with Too Good To Go, which offers food products at reduced prices, just before...
23 August 2019
Tesco has launched the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle plan. The new plans set out four steps that will govern packaging design across all product categories. The sequence is as follows: Remove all non-recyclable and hard to recycle material Where this isn't possible, these materials must be reduced to a minimum, including excess packaging Explore new opportunities to r...
26 July 2019
In a bid to stop using plastic carrier bags, Tesco is set to scrap them from its online groceries’ delivery business. Effective from August 2019 The move is set to remove 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its supply chain, which equals to 250 million fewer carrier bags being used each year. As an alternative, the retailer is set to deliver customers’ groceries in reusable trays straight into the...
19 June 2019
Tesco is piloting delivery robots, in an attempt to serve its customers by using technology. Four-mile radius Tesco is teaming up with Starship, a US based company that develops autonomous delivery vehicles that can carry goods within a four-mile radius. The trial is being carried out at its Milton Keynes shops where customers are able to place orders via an app. The move aims to improve...
09 April 2019
We’ve brought together the latest news and initiatives relating to recycling and sustainability. In this round-up, we’ll review how Tesco is planning to trial a new innovative system that converts plastic to oil, while Asda is set to launch a partnership that aims to increase the recyclability of baby food pouches. We’ll also look at Aldi’s pledge to develop fully sustainable packaging by 2025, w...
01 April 2019
We look in more detail at how Tesco is trialling removing plastic packaging on some of its fruit and vegetables. Plastic-free for 45 products In an effort to reduce plastic waste Tesco has launched a month-long trial to remove plastic packaging on a selection of its fruit and vegetables. The trial will take place in its Watford and Swindon stores. The plastic packaging will be removed from 45...
09 January 2019
Tesco customers can place orders via an app for grocery deliveries made by robot. Tesco is working with Starship Technologies to offer customers the ability to order groceries from a Tesco Extra store in Milton Keynes. Deliveries in as little as 15 minutes, within a 2-mile radius of the store, will be possible. There are over 1000 products listed on the Starship App, and customers will pay the...
02 July 2018
UK-based Tesco and France-based Carrefour have announced an intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. The retailers have said they expect the alliance will be formally agreed in the next two months. Alliance to cover three areas Carrefour and Tesco said the alliance would cover: Strategic relationship  with global suppliers Joint purchasing  of own brand products ...