Tesco news

16 November 2020
Tesco announced plans to create three new solar farms and introduce electric vans to its delivery fleet in London. Thanks to a partnership with Low Carbon Tesco is teaming up with renewable energy investor Low Carbon to deliver three new solar farms in the UK by 2021. The solar farms will be located in Essex, Anglesey and Oxfordshire According to Tesco, the farms will generate up to 130G...
27 October 2020
Tesco has launched a drone delivery trial, in partnership with startup Manna, which will run for nearly six months. Taking place in Oranmore, County Galway According to Tesco, the trial is led by its Group Innovation team, a newly established team looking at working with partners on disruptive innovation in the retail space. Catherine Swift, store manager, Tesco Oranmore, commented: “ We...
12 October 2020
Following developments in France, Netherlands and Germany, we round up developments from buying alliances across the region. Carrefour and Tesco reduce scope of joint private label buying According to reports in France-based trade publication LSA, following on from a similar step from the Horizon purchasing group, Carrefour and Tesco have committed to limiting the scope of their joint buyin...
11 September 2020
Tesco is due to team up with Irish drone company Manna Aero to pilot a grocery delivery service using drones.   Within 30 minutes of ordering “Small baskets” that include grocery items will be delivered to customers’ doors within 30 minutes of ordering. The pilot is set to last for six months at Tesco’s store in Oranmore, County Galway. Source: Manna Aero The drones fly at a spee...
15 July 2020
Tesco and TerraCycle’s Loop have started a trial which will allow online shoppers to buy various products in reusable containers. Heinz, Coca Cola, Unilever, Danone and Nivea The platform, called Loop, will enable shoppers to order branded food and drink, health and beauty and cleaning products in refillable bottles. Brands that have signed up in the UK trial include Coca Cola, Unilever, He...
14 July 2020
Tesco Malaysia has signed the largest long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for solar energy in the country with NE Suria Satu Sdn Bhd (NESS), a joint venture company of Petronas and NEFIN Group. 20 years, until 2040 The Tesco-NESS PPA is due to run for 20 years, until 2040. The first phase will see the installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftops of 15 Tesco stores nationwid...
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...