Tesco news

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 ...
24 May 2018
Speaking at the IGD Tesco Business Update, Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer for Tesco has announced the business' intention to work towards a closed loop packaging system: aiming to remove, reduce and redesign packaging and its use, to improve its recovery and recycling and to educate customers to change their behaviour on recycling. Calls on government to create consistent recycling infrastr...
15 May 2018
Barcode standards agency, GS1 UK, has launched its new product data service, productDNA. ProductDNA aims to deliver accurate and consistent data; capturing, managing and distribution information in way that is easily accessed and shared across the supply chain. The productDNA service consists of: A new industry data model for suppliers to share product data with retailers A cloud-base...
07 March 2018
Tesco and Booker have confirmed that their merger has become effective as of 8am on 5 March 2018, following court approval. Resounding 'yes' vote from both sets of shareholders The completion of the merger follows a resounding vote in favour of the deal last week, with 85% of Tesco shareholders and 83% of Booker shareholders backing the merger. The merger will result in a vertically-integra...
28 February 2018
Shareholders of Tesco and Booker have backed their boards and voted in favour of merging the two businesses.   Resounding 'yes' vote from both sets of shareholders 85% of Tesco shareholders and 83% of Booker shareholders backed the £3.7bn merger which is now expected to be completed on March 5th. The merger will form a vertically-integrated business, with annual UK sales of £47bn (£42bn ...