Four new hybrid mandarin varieties being developed in Spain for UK market

New sensory research gauges how Jaffa Orri Mandarins fare in China and Japan

It might be hard for Brits to believe, but Europeans actually like having pips in their mandarins. And that’s resulted in a challenge for consumers looking for satsumas in the UK. There are just fewer satsumas being produced as Spain and Morocco have concentrated on other types. “Traditionally the European market preferred clementines, which are […]

Five projects backed by Tesco, WWF show innovative work to protect food chain

Five companies that have been working with Tesco’s suppliers as part of the 2022 Innovation Connections Programme which is also headed by the WWF discussed progress they’ve made over the past year in their research projects. Those projects are mainly geared toward enviromental preservation, conservation and the limiting of carbon in the atmosphere. Currently, 60% […]

Aldi’s Barnes to take over for Tarry in prominent leadership role at Tesco

After 33 years at the helm of the UK’s most successful supermarket chain, Jason Tarry has decided to step down. The Tesco chief executive said he would leave the business to pursue other interests. Among his many achievements, he helped keep the retail chain stable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Little could I have imagined 33 […]

Shoppers are making more healthy food choices after changes to multibuy promotions

What can be more healthful than expanding the footprints of fresh produce sections in supermarkets? Removing any and all unhealthy products in store aisles that are high in fat, sugar and salt, or HFSS. That has been a mission for Tesco since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and especially as individuals and families have […]

It’s pumpkin season! This year’s crop from UK growers looks big and bountiful

This year’s crop of pumpkins has arrived in supermarkets such as Tesco, and they are looking bigger and plumper than in typical run-ups to Halloween. A rainier summer, especially in July and August, led to a lovely season for growers in the UK. Demand is expected to be strong again, according to the retailer. “The […]

UK startup NatureMetrics captures first place at annual Agri T-Jam competition

NatureMetrics, a company which measures biodiversity using eDNA analysis of soil, water and insects, beat out nine other UK startups in earning top prize at this year’s Tesco’s Agri T-Jam competition. With the victory, NatureMetrics earned the right to work in a trial with a Tesco supply chain partner and also gained access to its […]

Tesco gives 300,000 store colleagues ‘flexible working rights’ a year early

More than 300,000 employees at Tesco will be allowed flexible working rights a year ahead of schedule under new rules being implemented by the supermarket chain. Tesco officials cite giving colleagues better work-life balance now as the reason for moving up the scheme. “We think giving people the right to start a conversation about flexible […]