Tesco news

07 June 2021
Continuing the changes seen amongst European buying alliances, Tesco and Carrefour have announced they have decided ‘not to extend their Purchasing Alliance beyond the three-year operational framework agreed in 2021’. Focus to now switch to working on their own opportunities The retailers said ‘over the last three years, [we] have benefited from a number of joint buying opportunities across...
27 May 2021
Tesco is set to trial a new rapid delivery service, Whoosh, at its Willenhall Express store in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, before assessing the potential to expand the service to other locations. A one-hour service Shoppers will be able to order via the retailer’s app or Tesco.com, with products delivered by partner Stuart, an on-demand grocery delivery service, within 60 minutes by bike...
05 May 2021
Tesco is to launch a programme to offer its UK supply base sustainability-linked supply chain finance. The move is designed to encourage more suppliers to sign up to Tesco’s emissions targets. The scheme, which will launch in September, will be delivered in partnership with KPMG, which will oversee assurance of the programme. Greenhouse gas emissions data will be provided by suppliers and inde...
26 March 2021
Tesco has set out its climate change “manifesto”, ahead of COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow. Five key areas of focus The manifesto reflects Tesco's vision for a low-carbon future and the steps it plans to take to reach its objectives. The retailer has outlined five key areas of focus, including cutting absolute emissions from energy and supporting the UK’s transition to electric tra...
11 March 2021
Tesco has started rolling out soft plastic recycling points to 171 of its stores in the South West of England and Wales. Plans to introduce recycling points to further stores nationwide Customers will be able to return all their previously unrecycled soft plastic, regardless of where they have been purchased, including cling film, pet food pouches and crisp packets to recycling points at ...
27 January 2021
To save you time, we’ve picked out and summarised our most popular news in January. This month, we’ve looked at how retailers and manufacturers are striving to add logistical capacity, expand their omnichannel offering and contribute to a more sustainable world. Mars UK’s investment in two new depots (read here ) Mars UK has teamed up with logistics provider DHL to invest £350m in it...
04 January 2021
Tesco has announced it has removed one billion pieces of plastic from its UK business in just one year by working with its suppliers. Targeting plastic shrink wraps and plastic wraps, small plastic bags and plastic from Christmas products and packaging The removal of one billion pieces of plastic (or the one billion target) formed part of Tesco’s commitment to tackle plastics through its 4R...
22 December 2020
The French competition authority has approved proposed changes made by Carrefour and Tesco to their strategic buying alliance, in response to concerns that the original conditions were unfavourable to French private label suppliers. What’s changed? Several categories of fruit and vegetables that are directly bought from French and European producers have been excluded from the scope of t...
25 November 2020
This year, we’ve used our network to get to know retail supply chains better. Working with retailers and those that interact with them, we’ve created a suite of supply chain playbooks to help suppliers be more customer-centric – if you’re clear on what a retail partner is working on and what’s most important to them, you can tailor your approach and build better relationships.  Here we pull out s...
19 November 2020
In any ‘normal’ year, the retail sector would be about to shift into fifth gear in preparation for the festive season. However, 2020 has been anything but normal. So instead, the industry finds itself entering the season having already been in overdrive for months. It’s a similar picture around the world, but in the UK and continental Europe, there is the additional challenge of the UK's depar...