Tesco to hold 2017 Food Collection from 30 November-2 December

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco’s second Christmas advert shines a light on the support given by Tesco colleagues and customers to help people in need through winter.

Tesco will this weekend release the second of five Christmas television adverts, highlighting how the retailer and its customers give people in need a little extra help during the festive season.

The advert shows a local charity bringing people together to celebrate Christmas and using food donations from a Tesco store to cook a traditional Christmas lunch.

Last year, Tesco together with its customers, provided more than 4 million meals to people in need over the festive period, through its annual Food Collection and ongoing food surplus redistribution scheme.

Alessandra Bellini, Tesco Chief Customer Officer, said:

“Our second television advert shines a light on the incredible generosity of our customers at Christmas time, and the little helps Tesco can give people in need during the festive season.

“We’re delighted to hold our 10th Food Collection in partnership with FareShare and The Trussell Trust this year, and additionally donate £1 for every fresh turkey purchased at Tesco. We know our customers and colleagues really care about food poverty and we want to do our bit to help.

“This year, our Christmas campaign celebrates the many ways we come together at Christmas, and how food sits at the heart of it all. We want our customers to know that however they choose to do Christmas, and no matter what they need, we can help – Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco.”

Tesco’s 2017 Food Collection will run from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December in all stores.

In addition, Tesco will donate £1 for every fresh turkey bought instore or online, shared between FareShare and The Trussell Trust to provide much needed support over the festive period.

Notes to editors:

  • £1 from the sale of every fresh turkey in Tesco between 6 November 2017 and 25 December 2017 will be donated to FareShare and the Trussell Trust in equal proportions to help people in need this Christmas.
  • FareShare is a charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by providing food to more than 6,723 local charities and community organisations across the UK. Click here for more info fareshare.org.uk
  • The Trussell Trust run a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK that three days’ emergency food and support to people in crisis across. Click here for more info trusselltrust.org
  • Tesco runs an annual Food Collection in partnership with FareShare and The Trussell Trust, so that customers can donate long-life food to help people in need at Christmas time: tesco.com/foodcollection
  • Community Food Connection is the retailer’s surplus food redistribution scheme in partnership with FareShare, which connects stores with local charities to donate unsold food for free: tesco.com/community-food-connection
  • Since 2012, Tesco customers and colleagues have donated the equivalent of over 60 million meals to people in need.

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701

Source: Tesco

Tesco unveils its 2017 Christmas campaign; will donate £1 for every fresh turkey sold to help people in need this holiday season

Tesco kicks off “Everyone’s Welcome” Christmas campaign and pledges to donate £1 for every fresh turkey sold to help people in need.

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has launched its 2017 Christmas campaign with the first of five television adverts airing on ITV last night. This year, the retailer will be celebrating the different ways millions of UK shoppers enjoy Christmas, and how great food sits at the heart of it all. It will also provide lots of little helps for customers during the fun and frantic festive period.

The campaign, which kicked off last night, features Tesco’s fantastic range of turkey. Tesco are also proud to be offering their finest* Narragansett turkey which won the award for top Christmas turkey in the recent BBC Good Food awards.

Tesco will donate £1 for every fresh turkey bought instore or online, shared between its food charity partners FareShare and The Trussell Trust to help people in need over the festive period.

The initiative builds on the continued support offered by the retailer to local communities through its annual Food Collection, and its food surplus redistribution scheme, Community Food Connection. Last year, Tesco became the first retailer to pledge that no food that is safe for human consumption will go to waste from its UK operations, and since 2012, Tesco customers and colleagues have donated the equivalent of over 60 million meals to people in need.

Alessandra Bellini, Tesco Chief Customer Officer said:

“This year, our campaign will celebrate the many ways we come together at Christmas, and how food sits at the heart of it all. We want our customers to know that however they choose to do Christmas, and no matter what they need, we can help – Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco.

“As part of our campaign this year, we’re delighted to work with our long-term charity partners FareShare and The Trussell Trust to donate £1 for every fresh turkey purchased to help feed people in need this Christmas – it’s another little help for our local communities at an important time of year.”

FareShare Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell said:

“Christmas is the one time of year that brings everyone together however, FareShare is seeing an increased demand to support charities who help people experiencing food poverty or who are alone at this time of year. This generous initiative from Tesco is perfect timing – it means we can help 6,700 charities across the country to continue providing food and life-changing services to those in need this Christmas.”

Samantha Stapley, Operations Manager at The Trussell Trust said:

“We’re seeing soaring demand at foodbanks across the UK and right now thousands of people will be worrying about whether they can afford any food for the family this Christmas. This generous donation from Tesco will help us to support our foodbank network and tackle hunger in communities across the country, so we can hope in the future to see fewer people needing foodbanks – not only at Christmas, but all year round.”

Notes to editors:

  • £1 from the sale of every fresh turkey in Tesco between 6 November 2017 and 25 December 2017 will be donated to FareShare and the Trussell Trust in equal proportions to help people in need this Christmas.
  • FareShare is a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by providing food to more than 1,923 local charities and community organisations across the UK. Click here for more info fareshare.org.uk
  • The Trussell Trust run a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK that three days’ emergency food and support to people in crisis across. Click here for more info trusselltrust.org
  • Tesco runs an annual Food Collection in partnership with FareShare and The Trussell Trust, so that customers can donate long-life food to help people in need at Christmas time: tesco.com/foodcollection
  • Community Food Connection is the retailer’s surplus food redistribution scheme in partnership with FareShare, which connects stores with local charities to donate unsold food for free: tesco.com/community-food-connection

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701  

Source: Tesco

Tesco announces enhancements to Clubcard

Tesco announces enhancements to Clubcard

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (5 Jul 2017) announced a host of exciting improvements to Clubcard, the most rewarding loyalty scheme in the retail sector, making it even simpler and easier for customers and colleagues to use. The changes include the launch of a new, contactless Clubcard, which enables customers to simply tap at the checkout to add their points.

The retailer has also made significant improvements to the Tesco Clubcard app. New customers can now use it to sign up to Clubcard straight away, while they shop in store. And existing customers can access their vouchers at the checkout, at the touch of a button.

Chief Customer Officer Alessandra Bellini said;

“Tesco Clubcard is one of the most uniquely helpful things we do and it’s our way of saying thank you to our customers for shopping with us.

“We’ve listened to customers and we’re delighted to have made Clubcard even simpler and easier to use, introducing a brand new contactless card, an upgraded Clubcard app, and added to our list of partners too.

“Clubcard is the most rewarding loyalty scheme in the sector and we’re looking forward to seeing how customers respond to the improvements.”

As part of the changes, Tesco plans to add to the 400 strong range of Clubcard Reward Partners currently available to customers. Customers can benefit from up to four times the value of their vouchers with Tesco Clubcard Reward Partners, offering them even greater value for money.

Customers can now increase the value of their vouchers from as little as 50p making Reward Partners even more accessible too. Hotels.com and Uber are the latest partners to join the scheme which already includes days out, weekend breaks, holidays and more.

The retailer will also have 2,500 dedicated Clubcard Champions on hand across the country to help customers with any questions they might have about the changes.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701    

SOURCE: Tesco

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Tesco launches the latest in its ‘Food Love Stories’ adverts to highlight its ongoing campaign to tackle food waste

Tesco launches the latest in its ‘Food Love Stories’ adverts to highlight its ongoing campaign to tackle food waste

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today [Wednesday 14 June] launched the latest in its series of ‘Food Love Stories’ adverts to highlight its ongoing efforts to tackle food waste.

For the first time, the ‘Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco’ campaign showcases Community Food Connection, the retailer’s surplus food redistribution scheme, and Bo’ness Academy, one of 5,000 charities that benefit from the scheme across the UK.

Bo’ness Academy receives surplus food each week from the Tesco Bo’ness store, and turns it into wholesome homemade snacks and cakes for their on-site community café, providing an opportunity for the school children at the Academy to learn new cooking skills, and for the school to give back to the local community. Many of the visitors to the café each week are retired, and it gives them the opportunity to socialise and enjoy good food and company.

Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer at Tesco said:

“‘Food Love Stories’ is all about how passion for good food can bring people together. So we’re delighted that our new campaign showcases the work of the pupils and teachers at Bo’ness Academy, who turn surplus food from Tesco into delicious food for their local community.

“By the end of the year, no food fit for human consumption will go to waste from our UK stores. Bo’ness Academy is just one of over 5,000 local organisations across the UK benefiting from working with our Community Food Connection programme to use surplus food.”

FareShare Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell, said:

“It’s fantastic that Tesco’s new ‘Food Love Stories’ advert will go out on primetime national TV and help raise the profile of surplus food. There’s no reason at all for good quality, in date food to be thrown away when it could go to a charity who needs it, and the fantastic community café at Bo’ness shows just what a difference that food can make.”

The launch of the advert comes as the Community Food Connection programme reaches a new milestone of 10 million meals of surplus food donated to local charities and community groups right across the UK. The scheme, run in partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare, enables Tesco stores to donate unsold food to feed people in need through a technology platform developed by Irish Social Enterprise, FoodCloud.

The scheme is currently live in over 1,700 stores, and will be rolled out to all Tesco stores by the end of this year.

The advert is the latest in Tesco’s ongoing Food Love Stories campaign, which introduces a new food love story each month to demonstrate the special role food plays in people’s lives. The advert will air on TV from tonight, with spots on Emmerdale, Gogglesprogs, Blacklist and The Voice Kids and will feature an original recipe from the charity; ‘Bo’ness Academy Nothing Wasted Banana Bread’. The recipe was developed by the school, following their experiences cooking with surplus food from Tesco.

Notes to editors:

No Time for Waste

  • Community Food Connection is part of Tesco’s ongoing work to tackle food waste wherever it occurs – from farm to fork. Tesco believes that no food that could be eaten should be wasted. That’s why we’ve committed that no food that is safe for human consumption will go to waste from the Tesco UK retail operations by the end of 2017.

Food Love Stories

  • For more information on the Food Love Stories campaign, visit the ‘Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco’ website.
  • Other Food Love Stories this month include; Birdie’s ‘Everybody Welcome’ jerk chicken, Lucy’s ‘Dad’s Favourite’ Pesto Pork and Ray and David’s ‘Simple’ Semi-Freddo
  • For the ‘Bo’ness Nothing Wasted Banana Bread’ and ‘Birdie’s everybody welcome jerk chicken’ recipe, please visit www.tesco.com/foodlovestories

Community Food Connection

  • If you are a charity or community group that uses food to support people, you can sign up to Community Food Connection and could collect good quality, surplus food from Tesco stores for free.
  • Community Food Connection is run in partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare
  • FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, currently accessing 5% of what is available from the food industry.
  • For more information visit www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud .

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701    

Source: Tesco

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Tesco’s adds Spoon Guru’s innovative online technology and expertise in nutrition into its online shopping platform

Tesco’s adds Spoon Guru’s innovative online technology and expertise in nutrition into its online shopping platform

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco today (May 15, 2017) has announced a partnership with Spoon Guru to help its customers with specific diets and tastes quickly and easily find food suitable when shopping online. It marks the latest step in Tesco’s efforts to make healthier choices a little easier for customers, colleagues and communities across the UK.

By adding Spoon Guru’s innovative online technology and expertise in nutrition to Tesco’s leading online shopping platform, Tesco.com, shoppers can more easily make food choices that exactly fit their individual food preferences.

The partnership is a first for UK grocery retail and will provide Tesco customers with a unique online and mobile shopping experience free of charge.

When shopping online Tesco customers will be able to filter their food searches, including food intolerances, such as lactose or nuts, and specific dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, low fat, and low salt.

The new service will be available on the Tesco.com mobile app from today before being rolled out to its full online platform in the summer.

Alessandra Bellini, Tesco Chief Customer Officer comments:

“We want to make it easy for customers to shop with us online and help them make the right food choices, so we’re really excited to be working with Spoon Guru.”

“Adding their technology to Tesco.com is another little help for customers, and we hope it will make a big difference to those with specific diets and tastes.”

Markus Stripf, CEO of Spoon Guru, comments:

“We know from our own research that 54% of UK adults followed a diet in 2016. Whether due to a lifestyle choice, allergies or intolerances, Britain’s dietary needs are vast and using technology like Spoon Guru, retailers can make shopping much simpler, easier and a more pleasurable experience.”

“From inception our goal at Spoon Guru was to support the millions of people who struggle with intolerances, allergies and specific dietary needs and we are thrilled that Tesco recognises this and is partnering with us to evolve a game-changing solution for the population’s changing dietary needs.”

Earlier this month, Tesco launched its ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign, including lower prices on hundreds of products, including fruit and vegetables, and helpful ‘little swaps’, many of which contain lower levels of salt, fat and sugar than the standard alternative.

Notes to editors

 The Nielsen Global Health and Ingredient-Sentiment Survey was conducted March 1-23, 2016, and polled more than 30,000 online consumers in 63 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/Africa and North America. (Nielsen Survey)

Spoon Guru covers over 180 food preferences including an array of wellbeing diets, lifestyle diets, food allergies and intolerances (such as Celery free, Egg free, FODMAP, Fish free, Gluten free, Halal, Kosher, Lactose free, Low fat, Low salt, Low sugar, Milk free, Mustard free, Nut free, Paleo, Pulses, Sesame free, Shellfish free, Soya free, Sulphite free, Vegan, Vegetarian (incl. Ovo, Lacto and Pescetarian).

Spoon Guru Diets covered by Tesco at launch: Lactose free, Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Low fat. Spoon Guru diets covered by Tesco Phase 2: Lacto-vegetarian, Low sugar, Organic, Ovo-vegetarian, Paleo. Pescetarian, Kosher, Halal, Low salt, Low sugar, Low saturate.

For press information, images and interview requests contact:

Lily Cunningham, Cherish PR – elizabeth.cunningham@cherishpr.com – Tel: 02036260282

Rebecca Oatley, Cherish PR – rebecca.oatley@cherishpr.com – Tel: 02036260282

About Spoon Guru 

Spoon Guru is a powerful food preference management solution that enables its B2B clients to help their customers easily find the food they want. Spoon Guru supports an array of wellbeing, lifestyle and medical diets, accurately matching foods and recipes to people’s unique dietary needs.

The Spoon Guru app allows users to search hundreds of thousands of products and recipes and comes equipped with a powerful barcode scanner. It can be downloaded free of charge in the Google or Apple stores.

Spoon Guru takes the fuss out of finding the right food, by combining world leading expertise in nutrition and dietetics with state of the art machine learning and research science to deliver relevant food choices that exactly fit consumers’ individual food preferences.

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

SOURCE: Tesco

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701

 

Tesco announces the appointment of Alessandra Bellini as Chief Customer Officer

Tesco announces the appointment of Alessandra Bellini as Chief Customer Officer

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is pleased to announce the appointment of Alessandra Bellini as Chief Customer Officer, from 1 March 2017. Alessandra will join the Executive Committee and the UK Leadership team.

Alessandra joins from Unilever where she has worked for over 20 years, latterly as the Vice President for the Food Category in North America and Food General Manager for the USA. She has a track record in growing global and local brands as well as a passion for developing her people. An international executive, Italian-born Alessandra has held executive level roles in markets including Italy and Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Unilever, Alessandra had a 12 year career in advertising, both in the UK and in Italy.

Speaking of the appointment, Dave Lewis, Tesco Group Chief Executive, said:

“I’m delighted that Alessandra is joining the team at Tesco. Her experience in building brands will be a valuable asset in the next stage of building a truly differentiated Tesco brand. She understands how to put the customer at the heart of business decisions, and has a great track record of building market-leading brands and teams. I am very much looking forward to having her on the team.”

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701

Source: Tesco

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