Posts tagged "Tesco"

Tesco’s Derek Sarno partners BOSH! to create ‘vegan Christmas feast’

[21 November/Plant Based News] Tesco’s Director of Plant Based Innovation, Derek Sarno, is working with Vegan influencers BOSH! to host a special Christmas event for Tesco in London on 4 December. Tesco Vegmas is a five course plant based festive feast to provide people with ideas about how to cater for a Vegan or Vegetarian...

Supermarket chains Tesco, Carrefour form strategic alliance

[3 July/NZ Herald] Two of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains, Tesco and Carrefour, were working together to get better deals out of suppliers due to increased competition from internet traders. They announced a long term strategic alliance that would govern relations with global suppliers and the joint purchasing of their own-brand goods. The goal was to...

Tesco to launch plant-based steak

[14 May/EuroFruit] A plant based steak will be launched at Tesco to capitalise on growing demand for healthy, sustainable food. The product is produced by Dutch plant-based food specialist, Vivera, and is made with ingredients including wheat and soy. It will be stocked at 400 Tesco stores in the UK from May 21. With more...

Australian government defends kangaroo meat industry

[29 March/Global Meat] The Australian Federal Department of Agriculture has backed the kangaroo meat industry despite delisting’s’ from UK retailers. The government said the industry had a reputation for producing high quality, safe and healthy meats which were in global demand. Other retailers such as Tesco have been criticised for kangaroo products. Australia exported around...

Are pineapples the new avocado?

[28 March/Food Navigator] Tesco revealed that pineapple sales were the fastest growing fruit in the UK. There was speculation that it might overtake avocados. Pineapple sale growth was beating avocado demand growth by around half. The versatility of pineapples was one of the main factors causing the growth, according to Jaquemet. Consumers use pineapples as...

Tesco aims to create “closed loop” of packaging

[1 March/Euro Fruit] Tesco’s Chief Executive, Dave Lewis, told the audience at the City Food Lecture that he is talking to the UK government about creating a closed loop of packaging system as part of a new sustainability campaign. He is considering using Tesco car parks as recycling sites for packaging to be reused in...

Tesco admits error over repackaging of returned Lidl chicken; Retailer removes claim that Willow Farm chicken is ‘reared exclusively for Tesco’ after Guardian investigation finds otherwise

[29 September/ The Guardian (London)] Tesco admitted it was mistaken when it described chicken sold under its Willow Farm brand as “reared exclusively” for Tesco. This statement came after footage, as part of a Guardian and ITV News investigation, of a processing plant, showed packs of drumsticks returned by Lidl being repackaged as Willow Farm...

Relief for British apple growers as Tesco relaxes its ‘blemish-free’ rules; Growers faced having to dump crop after low temperatures in April resulted in ‘frost ring’ on otherwise perfectly good fruit

[23 September/ The Guardian (London)] Tesco has relaxed its rules on “blemish-free” fruit, preventing growers from having to discard hundreds of tonnes of apples after an unseasonal frost caused blemishes. Temperatures, as low as minus 4C, in April, created a frost ring defect which leaves a mark around the circumference or significant marks on the...

Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

[12 July/ Global Meat News] Haloodies will begin exporting meat products to UAE supermarkets with an aim to become a global halal brand. Haloodies sells halal meat to retailers including Tesco and Amazon Fresh. By September 2017, the firm hopes to have multipacks of two brand new meat snack flavours stocked by major UAE retailers....

India May Ease Rules for Foreign Food Retail Before November

[30 March/ Bloomberg] The Indian Government will decide by November whether it will ease strict rules on food retailers. India currently allows 100 percent foreign wholesaler investment, but does not allow a 100 percent overseas owned entity to gain access to India’s retail market to sell a full range of products. Wal-Mart, Tesco and other...

Courgette crisis: Poor Spanish weather deprives UK of green vegetables

 [3 February/ Politico.eu] UK supermarket chains Tesco and Morrison have rationed broccoli and lettuces due to shortages as a result of bad weather in Spain.  The move extends the ‘courgette crisis’ which started earlier in the year when supplies of courgettes and other vegetables were impacted by bad weather.  Tesco has restricted shoppers to three...

Unilever/Tesco row: Are Nestle & Ferrero next? Says Euromonitor

[13 October/ Dairy Reporter] Tesco has rejected a request from Unilever to increase prices by up to 10 percent to reflect the fall in the value of the pound. Tesco has taken Unilever products off its website and the supermarket chain said it would not replenish stocks once existing supplies ran out. Euromonitor International Senior...

Tesco to make all its own-label chocolate Rainforest Alliance certified

 [18 July/ Food Navigator] Tesco has announced that it would only be using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance sources in its private label chocolate sold in the United Kingdom by the end of 2018. Tesco Chief Product Officer, Jason Tarry added that by the same date, all cocoa used in other United Kingdom products would be...

One-pint milk cartons take on fizzy drinks at Tesco

[19 May/ Farmers Weekly] Tesco could sell one pint cartons of milk alongside its sandwiches to encourage customers to choose milk over fizzy drinks, fruit juices and water. The introduction of the milk cartons came after English Tenant Farmer, Sylvia Crocker suggested the idea to her local store manager. Tesco Chief Executive, Dave Lewis said...

Tesco launches range of products named after farms that don’t actually exist

[23 March/ The Independent] Tesco has come under fire for its new range of farm foods because all the farms named on the packaging were made up. Some of the ingredients were imported from overseas and given British names to make them sound local. A Tesco spokesperson said the products were sourced from a selection...

Tesco under fire again over dairy contract claims

 [28 January/ Farmers Weekly] British dairy farmers have accused that Tesco is putting its profits before its producers by changing how it sources its liquid milk. The farmers fear that Tesco’s latest tendering process will result in 200 million litres of business being taken away from farmer owned co-operative, Arla and given to Muller Wiseman....

Supermarkets’ progress slow in British sourcing

 [31 August/ Farmers Guardian] British farming industry leaders have said that the UK’s top retailers should be doing more to support British farming by sourcing a higher percentage of home-grown food. In a recent media survey, British supermarket The Cooperative sourced 60 per cent of its lamb from the United Kingdom and Waitrose supermarket sourced...