Tesco news

26 September 2016
Tesco has announced it is dropping the minimum order charge and introducing free next-day click and collect orders across its Tesco Direct range. No minimum order charge Free next-day click and collect for all Tesco Direct orders will be available at 2,500 stores across the UK, with no minimum order charge. Tesco first introduced the charge in February 2016, which was a £2 delivery fee on Tes...
21 September 2016
Tesco Lotus and Lazada are trying to get customers outside Bangkok to try out online shopping by introducing online shopping kiosks in some of their Express and Talad convenience stores outside the city. Strong online growth drives new development Tesco Lotus has just installed a bunch of Lazada kiosks in their Tesco Lotus Express and Talad shops and if successful, it plans to introduce them ...
30 August 2016
Tesco is to launch a same-day click & collect service. Available in 90% of click & collect stores At launch, Tesco's new service will be available in 90% of stores already offering click & collect, with two-hour collection slots priced at £2 between Mondays and Fridays and £3 during peak demand days: Friday and Saturday. The service is free to its Delivery Saver customers, so long as they ord...
15 August 2016
GS1 has formed a retail grocery advisory board which will focus on the perfect order and digital DNA. Improving efficiencies The board aims to provide better customer experience whilst improving efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Members include major retailers (ASDA, Boots, Co-op, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose) and manufacturers (Coca Cola Enterprises, Dairy Crest...
10 August 2016
We look at two recent developments in ecommerce in Central Europe. Auchan launching online in 2016 In a recent press release, Auchan has revealed it is to launch e-commerce in 2016, according to CEO Dominique Ducoux. Alongside this, the retailer will be launching a new slogan,‘Large selection of adventure. Auchan’. Auchan will join competitors Tesco and CBA in offering an online service in...
01 August 2016
Tesco and Eddie Stobart have extended their UK distribution contract. 10-year relationship Under the contract, Eddie Stobart will continue to manage all transport operations for seven of Tesco’s distribution centres in the UK, as well as two in the Republic of Ireland. The relationship between the two companies, which began over ten years ago, is more than just contracts: Eddie Stobar...
13 July 2016
Tesco is to make major cuts to the range carried by its convenience stores as it embarks on a new phase of Project Reset. Improving the small store experience Quoted in The Grocer, Chief Product Officer Jason Tarry commented: "We've got more to go on the Reset. The next stage is convenience and it will be starting to hit in the next few weeks." The aim will be to make Tesco's 1,500 Express ...
05 July 2016
Tesco has announced plans to issue contracts to support British Agriculture by becoming the first UK retailer to introduce long-term contracts for potato growers and packers. £12m investment The contracts offered by Tesco, which are worth over £12 million, will be introduced over three years via the Tesco Sustainable Farming Group – Potatoes (TSFG – Potatoes). The contracts will enable pot...
29 June 2016
Tesco has begun building a new distribution centre in Poland. 28,700 sq m facility Tesco has broken ground on its third distribution centre in Poland. At over 28700 sq m, and with 28 transfer stations for goods deliveries, the new facility will shorten routes between distribution centres and stores; reducing the mileage of Tesco trucks by 12.9% annually. It is set to begin operations in...
09 June 2016
The need for speed, especially in the online arena, is driving investment in supply chain automation. Has the food and grocery industry finally shaken off past demons to embrace supply chain automation? Laura shares her thoughts.   Historically, automated supply chains in food and grocery are relatively few and far between, with many of the big grocery retailers tending to shy away from ful...