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French retailer Carrefour and UK retailer Tesco have confirmed that they will end their purchasing alliance after the original three-year operational framework expires, the alliance will formally end on December 31, 2021. Over the last three years, private brands at Carrefour and Tesco have benefited from a number of joint buying opportunities across food and […]
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In the UK, The Grocer reports that Tesco plans to “scrap” its Tesco Metro format differentiation, turning 89 of them into Tesco Express stores and 58 of them into superstores. The decision comes two years after the company began an internal initiative to determine the future of the brand, which was launched in 1994. According […]
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The retailer’s move comes as over half of UK adults think sun protection is expensive Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK, yet up to 90% of cases can be prevented by adopting simple sun protection measures An estimated 19m UK adults don’t wear sun protection even when […]
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The BBC reports that sandwich chain Pet a Manger, which earlier this year announced it would start selling packaged versions of its popular fresh items in Tesco stores in the UK, now is going one step further, opening actual sandwich ships inside four Tesco stores. If the test works, expect more Pret shops to be […]
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In the UK, almost 27 percent of individuals answering to a survey claimed that they did not shop on Tesco.com due to the inconvenient delivery slots. The online delivery service offered by the supermarket chain was too expensive for almost one in five respondents.
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A survey carried out in the UK and released in October 2020 showed that 64 percent of Tesco’s online consumers used to have home delivery, while 22 percent of them opted for click & collect. Lastly, 14 percent of surveyed UK consumers used both delivery options.
  1. Department: Food
Amazon has set its sights on the UK supermarket sector. From the Amazon Fresh initiative to its partnership with Morrisons, offering free, next day delivery to Prime customers, the arch disruptor is looking to turn the UK multiple market on its head. Free next day delivery for everyday, household essentials will totally change consumer buying […]
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Tesco is encouraging customers to support their local pubs as beer gardens in England and Wales opened for the first time this week since the winter lockdown. The supermarket’s new nationwide newspaper, social media and digital billboard advertising campaign highlights the “tough” time the hospitality sector has had during the pandemic. “Pubs have had it […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
// 1200 jobs could be at risk as Asda moves away from an in-store scratch bakery model // Staff who could be potentially affected are set to enter formal consultations // The supermarket chain hopes to redeploy staff to new roles to avoid redundancies Asda has entered into consultation with 1200 bakery staff after announcing […]
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// Tesco’s pre-tax profits fell by almost 20% to £825 million // It said profits were weighed down by £892 million in Covid-related costs // The grocer took a £535m hit on business rates relief handed back to the government Tesco has revealed that its pre-tax profits tumbled by almost 20 per cent to £825 […]
  1. International
Hundreds of millions of pounds in business rates relief has not been paid back by ‘essential retailers’ which remained open during lockdown. Since April 1 2020 all UK retailers have not been required to pay business rates as part of an unprecedented support package which has collectively saved the industry billions. Between April 1 2020 […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
WHAT IS IT? The Amazon Fresh store is a contactless grocery shop available to anyone with an Amazon account. Amazon Fresh was initially launched as an online-only grocer for Amazon Prime members in the UK in 2016, and is currently available in a limited number of postcodes. The tech giant has opened a batch of […]
  1. Data & Insights
Ten years ago today (6th April 2011) I put up my very first post on this blog.  My intention was really two fold.  First I wanted to have a place to collect and publicise retail things so as to avoid having to repeat myself about basic and core things to journalists and others.  Secondly, knowing […]
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// The change to deliveries and click and collect orders comes into place on April 19 // The change is thought to be part of the company’s desire to reduce their plastic use. Tesco has issued a new storewide ban that affects all customers who shop online. The Big 4 retailer will no longer provide […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
At its annual Investor Day event, The Kroger Company advanced 10 leaders to speak about the bullish future that this omnichannel grocery retailer sees even after growing ID store sales (ex Gasoline) by 14% and total store sales by $14 Billion in the last fiscal year. Kroger announced that it has set its sights on […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Last week, Asda’s appeal in relation to an equal pay case was brought forward by 40,000 shop floor workers was dismissed by five Supreme Court judges. The UK’s top court ruled that shop staff were entitled to compare themselves to colleagues at distribution centres for equal pay purposes – marking a key victory for Asda […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
// Grocery sales growth slowed to 7.4% for the period ending March 21 // Sales were down 3% year on year in the most recent four weeks // Grocery spending remains 15.6% higher than pre-pandemic levels in 2019 New research has found that the growth of grocery sales has slowed to 7.4 per cent for the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
At a time when supermarkets and high street retailers fight tooth and nail for market share, the convenience store sector is holding its own. Convenience stores have long provided efficiency for customers, with convenience being in the name – both in location and what they offer. They tend to be small retail businesses which stock […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Expanding into new target markets is always an attractive proposition for UK retailers. Especially when, given its diversity, many cultural holidays are celebrated across country – like Ramadan, Diwali, Easter, Yom Kippur, Christmas, Eid, Passover or Lunar New Year. Arguably, the differences in culture can present an additional barrier to success. But retailers may need […]
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// Tesco launches a climate “manifesto” to highlight 5 key areas // The areas include cutting absolute emissions from energy, supporting UK’s transition to electric transport, tackling food waste, supporting the sustainable production of food, and helping customers eat healthy, sustainable diets // Tesco CEO Ken Murphy called on the wider food industry to play […]
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Tesco has issued an urgent warning to shoppers trying to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 after scammers adopted its branding. The UK’s largest supermarket issued a statement over… The post Tesco issues urgent warning over PS5 scam as it imposes new rules on customers appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Grocery chains are headed for a “global grocery war,” analyst firm CFRA argues, and that’s due to play out with automation and robotics from the big players. A tipping point has arrived for the sector, it says: “Adapt and prosper in the new normal, or be disrupted and left behind.” The unprecedented year just past accelerated […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
At this time last year, declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the grocery industry, which ran flat out to keep up with the unexpected surge in demand. While some industry watchers predicted that the boon to online grocery would subside later in 2020, that never happened. Online grocery shopping sales grew 54% for […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Online retailers have had an advantage over physical retailers for quite some time given they can provide speedy service, around-the-clock shopping, personalised advertising, and home delivery. It’s now been well-documented that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the rising trend in online shopping. Consumers have been forced to learn how to utilise retailers’ online shops while […]
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// Pret A Manger to sell frozen croissants in Tesco stores after agreeing deal with the Big 4 grocer // Dressings and sauces are in consideration for sale in supermarkets in the future // The Tesco deal is an effort for Pret A Manger to adapt to the “new normal” and counteract the effect of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Media Clutter: how to cut through and connect with shoppers? The world of the shopper is changing rapidly, and that means that the playing field shopper marketers compete on is changing rapidly too.  Shopper marketing forums, web pages and events buzz with the latest technology, heralding yet more ways for marketers to communicate with their […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. As with other celebratory events over the last year, many people are wondering how they can celebrate the occasion amid ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Although England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have revealed their respective roadmaps out of lockdown – while Wales is expected to reveal theirs soon – lockdowns across the […]
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Tesco is introducing soft plastic recycling points to 171 stores in the South West of England and Wales and plans to roll out to all large stores nationwide. The collection points will enable customers to return all their previously unrecycled soft plastic – regardless of where they bought it – including cling film, pet food […]

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