To reduce food waste, Tesco pitches produce exchange program to suppliers

Tesco is giving more than 3,500 suppliers the chance to alleviate costs and expand environmentally friendly practices by taking part in a new scheme where they can sell or transfer unwanted products to other suppliers. The unique trade system called Tesco Exchange will be a digital “marketplace” where suppliers with too much stock – “crops, […]

Aldi, Lidl promoting massive surges in hires for festive season

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl both announced huge hiring initiatives in the past week which include many permanent positions as the Christmas season approaches. Aldi is seeking around 3,000 workers, two-thirds of whom will be needed in stores as they ramp up for what they say will be its “biggest ever” festive period in December. […]

Aldi’s move into Big Four shows power of discounting, inflation

Although Aldi’s rise into the Big Four of UK supermarkets ahead of Morrisons was not a surprise given its surge in the past two years, it nonetheless showed the power of discount chains in a budget-crunched sector for consumers. With inflation soaring to 12.4%, Aldi pulled down a 9.3% share to leap ahead of Morrisons […]

Tesco’s sales fall 1.5% as inflation impacts consumer behaviour

Spending might be rising in Tesco’s smaller stores, but it is down slightly in supermarkets and more significantly online in signs that inflation is taking its toll on weary UK consumers. Overall, Tesco reported that sales overall fell by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022 with the consumer pinch growing as they seek out […]

Tesco and Brakes show commitment to Pride and LGBTQ community

One major retailer and one major supplier in the fresh produce industry are both coming forward to support Pride Month in the UK, the annual festival and the LGBTQ community. Tesco said it is giving nearly £100,000 to a trio of LGBTQ+ charities and is sponsoring both the Brighton Pride and Pride in London events, […]

Four UK supermarket chains will trial effectiveness of environmental labels

Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco will be testing new environmental labels in a virtual setting this summer, as part of the strategic framework for a harmonized environmental labeling scheme.  According to a statement from IGD, the trials, which will test consumer awareness and understanding of environmental labeling, are the latest stage of their workstream. They […]