Big Five supermarket CEOs commit to sweeping climate change efforts at COP26 Summit

The five big supermarket chains promised to cut carbon emissions in their operations by 2030 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow. Leaders from Co-Op, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose all said they would do their part in helping to save the environment by trimming food waste, reducing […]

Tesco opens first checkout-free supermarket in London

Imagine walking into a supermarket, getting all of your groceries and simple leaving without being forced to go through a queue. Tesco has done it. The retail giant has unveiled its first ever checkout-free store in at its High Holborn location in central London, giving its shoppers who utilize the Tesco.com app the chance to […]

Tesco chairman warns supermarket shelves could be empty at Christmas due to Brexit

Little Helps? Tesco to have shareholder vote on tackling obesity in UK

Supermarket shelves could be empty at Christmas due to food retailers grappling with severe Brexit-related supply chain issues, the chief of one of the UK’s largest supermarkets has warned today. John Allen, chairman of Tesco, told the BBC’s World at One programme that supermarkets are struggling to source stock ahead of the busy festive period […]

Tesco’s ‘Help a Child’ produce campaign eclipses 3 million meals

Through the generosity of customers and their penchant for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, Tesco was able to help FareShare provide more than three millions meals to children’s charities in its Buy One to Help a Child campaign. Just during the past three weeks, the supermarket chain has made thousands of equivalent meal donations for […]

British cherries to flood supermarket shelves after July’s heatwave

UK growers foresee favourable season ahead for cherries from UK, abroad

Huge volumes of British cherries are expected to hit UK supermarket shelves over the coming weeks after the recent hot weather led to a bumper crop. A cold and rainy spring had threatened this year’s output, but growers are now celebrating a massive yield, the BBC reports. Lee Turner, from Kent-based FGA Farming, the UK’s largest cherry […]

Tesco, FareShare team on ‘Buy One’ produce scheme to aid children

Tesco is launching a fruit and vegetable scheme aimed at helping children experiencing food insecurity this summer. The UK retailer’s Buy One to Help a Child initiative, which runs through 8 August, hopes to gain three million meals that will be turned around and distributed by charitable organisation FareShare. There are currently more than two […]

Retail roundup: Commercial crop of vertically grown strawberries hits Tesco stores

Tesco is receiving the first commercial volumes of strawberries grown from a vertical farm via a production system that lessens both water usage and features a 90 per cent reduction in carbon footprint per kilo of fruit. The fruit is being delivered by Direct Produce Supplies Ltd (DPS), a Tesco supplier for 40 years that […]

Tesco donating £240,000 to LGBTQ+ charities

During the final days of Pride Month, UK retailer Tesco has announced it is gifting nearly a quarter of a million pounds to LGBTQ+ charities. The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately has canceled many live planned events again this year, but that hasn’t stopped the donations and services from pouring in. “We’re delighted that we’re able to […]