Tesco signs up to the National Farmers’ Union Fruit & Veg Pledge and supports The Food Foundation’s Peas Please pledge

Tesco signs up to the National Farmers’ Union Fruit & Veg Pledge and supports The Food Foundation’s Peas Please pledge

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today underlined its commitment to British agriculture by signing up to the National Farmers’ Union Fruit & Veg Pledge – as well as increasing the amount of vegetables in people’s diets by supporting The Food Foundation’s Peas Please pledge.

Designed to nurture long-lasting relationships between retailers and growers, the Fruit & Veg pledge highlights the importance of treating suppliers fairly, reducing food waste and buying more British fruit and veg when it’s in season. Tesco is the first of the Big 4 supermarkets to become a signatory.

The move further cements Tesco’s long-term support for British farmers, growers and producers. Significantly, it also builds on a range of steps taken to redefine its relationship with suppliers over the last three years to be named the most improved retailer in the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s most recent annual survey. Last year, Tesco was also ranked top in the independently run supplier Advantage survey.

This comes on the same day that Tesco has also committed to support The Food Foundation’s Peas Please initiative, focused on making it easier for more people to eat more vegetables. As part of this, Tesco has pledged to prioritise increasing the amount of vegetables when developing recipes and introducing new products, and ensure more vegetable options are included in evening meal deals. In addition, the retailer will continue to work with its supplier partners to develop new products to increase overall consumption of vegetables, as it works to help customers make healthier food choices.

Tesco’s Chief Product Officer Jason Tarry said:

“We’re proud to celebrate our partnerships with British farmers and growers by signing the NFU’s Fruit & Veg Pledge, which highlights both our commitment to British agriculture and healthy products. British farmers and growers produce fantastic quality food and we believe if we invest in them for the long-term, our customers will enjoy better quality, affordable food today and tomorrow.

“Signing The Food Foundation’s Peas Please pledge also underlines our commitment to help our customers make healthier choices by making it easier to eat more vegetables, which in turn helps support our British farmers and growers too.”

NFU President Meurig Raymond said:

“It is excellent news that Tesco has signed the NFU’s Fruit and Veg pledge. British farmers produce the food which helps to feed the nation and it is positive to see Tesco recognise that fact, committing to values that ensure fairness for the farmer and the supply chain.

“By offering this vital certainty and commitment, Tesco’s suppliers of fruit and veg will be in a stronger position to invest in their business, plan for the future, boost productivity and compete in a global marketplace. By signing up to the pledge, Tesco is telling suppliers it has started the journey of delivering ever higher standards of business integrity, which we are very proud of.

“With surveys showing that 90% of the public think farming is important to the UK economy and that 89% think it is important to have a productive farming industry, it is timely for Tesco to publicly show their support for British farmers.”

Taken together, the announcements reflect significant work undertaken by Tesco to improve relationships with British farmers and growers, including:

  • Creating long term partnerships to help British farmers grow their businesses – including supporting British agriculture through a range of Tesco Sustainable Farming Groups, with our Fair For Farmers Guarantee meaning every pint of Tesco milk is 100% British, farmers are paid fairly, and every cow is well cared for.
  • Partnering with suppliers to use combined expertise and reach to reduce food waste – for example, agreeing bumper crop promotions that benefit suppliers and customers, and innovating together to use ‘wonky’ produce in ready meals and soups.
  • Buying more fruit and veg from British growers – working together to bring our customers the best quality, fresh British produce, including increased amounts of British cherries and apples.
  • Helping customers make healthier choices – working closely with our growers to provide great quality, fresh and affordable fruit and veg to make healthy choices a little bit easier.

 

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Notes to Editors

Tesco’s commitment to the NFU’s Fruit & Veg Pledge:

  • Treat all of our suppliers fairly, at all times and in accordance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
  • Build long term relationships with growers that offer greater certainty and stability.
  • Offer production programmes as far in advance as possible of the crop being required (ideally one year) with a commitment to purchase a proportion of the crop at a previously agreed price when it is ready to harvest.
  • Offer greater price certainty to growers – either for a season, or on a specified volume of product, with no unexpected, unilaterally imposed changes.
  • Pay all of our suppliers on time, in full and always consult with suppliers in advance of any changes to payment terms and conditions.
  • Seek to plan promotional activity in advance with growers and seek to adopt a flexible, production led approach to the timing of promotions as much as possible to help manage supply and demand.
  • Reduce wastage, eliminate costs and add more value to the supply chain by seeking out opportunities to utilise the whole crop and adopting realistic product specifications.
  • Communicate directly with our grower suppliers so that:
    • They can better understand consumers’ needs and therefore make informed production decisions and;
    • We can better understand the production challenges that growers’ face and be flexible to changes in supply.
  • Seek to adopt a joined up business plan across all aspects of our business and throughout our supply chain so that retail buyers, intermediaries and growers are working together towards common goals for the fresh produce category.
  • Seek to innovate jointly and improve customer proposition in a collaborative manner.
  • When in season, commit to increasing the proportion of British fruit and vegetables that are available for consumers to buy.
  • Contribute to investment in horticultural research, development and product innovation that benefits consumers.

Tesco’s Peas Please Pledge:

We pledge that when we develop our recipes and introduce new products we will aim to increase the amount of vegetables and ensure more vegetable options are included in evening meals deals. For example, our finest* evening Meal Deal will always include two vegetable side dish options. We will continue to work with our supplier partners to develop new vegetable-based products to increase the overall consumption of vegetables.

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Tesco launches new campaign ‘Food Love Stories brought to you by Tesco’

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (9 Jan 2017) launched ‘Food Love Stories brought to you by Tesco’, a new campaign which aims to set out the retailer’s food quality credentials and celebrate the passion and care that goes into the meals we all love.

The campaign will introduce food love stories each month to demonstrate Tesco understands the special role food plays in its customers’ lives.

The stories will aim to capture the mind-set of its customers throughout the year, from wholesome, hearty meals in January, to fresh, vibrant meals perfect for a summer evening.

The first advert will air on TV and digital media today, with spots in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Undateables, and will feature ‘David’s hot or not chicken curry’, while a number of other food love stories will also feature across outdoor, radio, social, and digital media throughout January. Ingredients and recipe cards for each featured meal will be available in all of Tesco’s large stores, as well as online at Tesco.com, to help customers create the meals for themselves.

‘Food Love Stories brought to you by Tesco’ builds on the work Tesco has undertaken over the last two years to improve every aspect of the shopping trip for customers, including improving customer service, lowering prices on thousands of everyday products and introducing its Brand Guarantee service.

Michelle McEttrick, Group Brand Director at Tesco said:

“We’ve always taken great pride in the quality of our food and we know how good food brings people and families together.

“So this January, we’re launching ‘Food Love Stories brought to you by Tesco’, a campaign which puts food at the very heart of our business and tells the stories behind the meals we all make for those closest to us.”

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco said:

“We’re passionate about our food and we work closely with our producers and growers to continually improve the quality and taste of the food we offer.

“Food Love Stories brought to you by Tesco’, puts our fantastic food centre stage and we hope to inspire our customers with delicious meals whatever the occasion.”

The campaign represents the first major food campaign for Tesco in partnership with creative agency BBH and media agency MediaCom.

The inspiration for the stories shared in January comes from the comforting family meals we all crave after Christmas. The first of these will be ‘David’s hot-or-not chicken curry’. The advert shows ‘David’s’ story, who for 15 years has been (lovingly) hiding the fact he doesn’t really like ‘hot curry’ like his wife, and cheats by adding a touch of yoghurt without her knowing.

The story will be joined by six others throughout January:

Iain’s ‘proper’ croque monsieur

Henry’s ‘being good tonight’ falafel

Sunita’s ‘secret veg’ meatballs

Lisa’s ‘big Greek’ stew

Jini’s ‘make it better’ jambalaya

Elena’s ‘cheeky tortilla’ quiche

Notes to editors:

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Tesco won 64 awards for its own-label range at the International Wine Challenge

Tesco won 64 awards for its own-label range at the International Wine Challenge

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has struck gold this Christmas at the UK’s biggest wine competition, scooping an impressive 64 awards for its own-label range at the International Wine Challenge.

Topping the leaderboard of winning wines are some of the nation’s favourite festive tipples including 2009 finest* Vintage Champagne Grand Cru, finest* 10 year Old Tawny Port, finest* Vintage Port, finest* Chablis Premier Cru and finest* Dessert Semillon.

Altogether Tesco took away gongs for 64 of its wines (including 3 Gold, 11 Silver and 17 Bronze medals) in this round of the wine competition, which releases results twice yearly.  This takes the supermarket’s total IWC award tally to 107 in 2016

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco, said:

“We’re delighted to have such a strong showing for our wines at the International Wine Challenge Awards. They demonstrate once again that our wines are great quality as well as a great price, offering outstanding value for money

“So If you’re looking for award-winning wines to impress your family and friends this Christmas, then look no further than the Tesco own- brand range. “

Tesco medal wins for the first tranche of the International Wine Challenge include:

3 Gold Medals

  • Tesco finest* 10 Year Old Tawny Port
  • Tesco finest* Vintage Port
  • Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Reserva

11 Silver Medals including,

  • Tesco finest* Chablis Premier Cru
  • Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon
  • Tesco finest* Late Bottled Vintage Port
  • Tesco finest* Vintage Champagne Grand Cru
  • Tesco finest* Sancerre

17 Bronze Medals including,

  • Tesco finest* Châteauneuf du Pape

33 Commended Medals

Full list of award winning wines are included below.

Wine Name Final Score
Tesco finest* 10 Year Old Tawny Port Gold
Tesco finest* Vintage Port Gold
Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Reserva Gold
Tesco finest* Sauternes Silver
Tesco finest* Chablis Premier Cru Silver
Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon Silver
Tesco finest* Passerina Silver
Tesco finest* Steillage Mosel Riesling Silver
Tesco finest* Late Bottled Vintage Port Silver
Tesco finest* Vintage Champagne Grand Cru Silver
Tesco finest* Pouilly Fumé Silver
Tesco finest* Sancerre Silver
Tesco finest* Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc Silver
Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Gran Reserva Silver
Tesco finest* Limestone Coast Merlot Bronze
Tesco finest* Montagne St. Emilion Bronze
Tesco finest* Médoc Bronze
Tesco finest* Carmenère Bronze
Wairau Cove Chardonnay Bronze
Tesco finest* Alsace Gewürztraminer Bronze
Tesco finest* Cahors Malbec Bronze
Réserve De Tuguets Bronze
Tesco finest* Limestone Coast Shiraz Bronze
Tesco finest* Las Lomas Shiraz Bronze
Tesco finest* Châteauneuf du Pape Bronze
Tesco Old Vines Garnacha Bronze
Tesco finest* Chilean Organic Campo Lindo Sauvignon Blanc Bronze
Tesco finest* Quitralman Sauvignon Blanc Bronze
Wairau Cove Sauvignon Blanc Bronze
Tesco finest* Vinas del Rey Albariño Bronze
Tesco Vina del Cura Rioja Blanco Bronze
Tesco Chilean Merlot Commended
Tesco finest* El Recurso Block 18 Cabernet Sauvignon Commended
Tesco finest* Las Lomitas Merlot Commended
Tesco Claret Commended
Tesco Bordeaux Supérieur Commended
Tesco finest* Limestone Coast Chardonnay Commended
Tesco Australian Chardonnay Commended
Tesco Chilean Chardonnay Commended
Tesco finest* Swartland FairTrade Chenin Blanc Commended
Riesling Kalkstein Commended
Tesco finest* Sancerre Rosé Commended
Tesco Val De Loire Rosé Commended
Tesco Spanish Garnacha Rosé Commended
Tesco finest* South African Malbec Commended
Tesco finest* Côtes de Gascogne Commended
Tesco finest* Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Commended
Tesco finest* Central Otago Pinot Noir Commended
Tesco finest* Pinot Noir Commended
Wairau Cove Pinot Noir Commended
Tesco finest* South African Pinotage Commended
Tesco finest* Saint Chinian Commended
Tesco Côtes Du Rhône Villages Commended
Tesco finest* South African Shiraz Commended
Tesco finest* English Sparkling Commended
Tesco finest* Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Commended
Tesco Australian Semillon Chardonnay Commended
Tesco Loire Sauvignon Blanc Commended
Tesco Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Commended
Tesco finest* Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Commended
Tesco finest* Ribera del Duero Reserva Commended
Tesco Spanish Tempranillo Commended
Tesco Vina de Cura Rioja Commended
Wairau Cove Pinot Grigio Commended

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Tesco scooped 107 gongs at the International Wine Challenge

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has been awarded over 100 medals for its own-label wine range for the second year running.

The retailer scooped an impressive 107 gongs at the International Wine Challenge including 2 Gold, 20 Silver and 28 Bronze medals. Over 80% of the wines Tesco entered into the awards picked up a medal.

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco, said:

“We’re delighted with our performance at the International Wine Challenge and I am incredibly proud of the teams’ success. The over 100 awards we have been awarded this year is testament to the hard work we have done to simplify our range, whilst offering customers great quality world-class wines at affordable prices.”

France was the front-running country receiving 26% of medals awarded. Italy and Spain followed close behind receiving 23% and 14% of the total respectively.

Tesco medal wins at the International Wine Challenge include:

2 Gold Medals

  • Tesco Finest* Dessert Semillon 2009
  • Tesco Finest* Sancerre 2014

20 Silver Medals

28 Bronze Medals

57 Commended Medals

Click to see our full list of award winning wines.

Tesco won 22 gongs at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2015

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is set for a critically acclaimed Christmas, after winning 22 gongs at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2015.  With festive treats like the Turkey Crown with pork, apple and chestnut stuffing, salted caramel ice creams and Tesco finest* Premier Cru NV champagne, Amaretto Panettone and Amontillado sherry trifle, these accolades recognise the quality of the products that are available to customers  at Tesco this Christmas.

The retailer has won 20 categories for products including fresh produce, salads and frozen foods, and the coveted Gold Q awards for Tesco Free From Strawberry and Vanilla Cones and Everyday Value Cottage Pie. Tesco also received over 40 highly commended or commended for own label products.

Tesco’s Chief Product Officer Jason Tarry said:

“With Christmas just around the corner, I’m incredibly proud of the recognition we have received for our festive offer thanks to the fantastic efforts of our team. The Q Awards not only look at the taste, but also the value and quality of the ingredients and are an endorsement for all the hard work we have done in partnership with our suppliers to help provide our customers with the very best food and drink products.”

 

Gold Q Awards

  • Free From Strawberry and Vanilla Cones
  • Everyday value Cottage Pie

Quality Food Awards 2015 Winners

  • finest*  Premier Cru NV Champagne
  • finest*  Amaretto Panettone
  • finest*  Amontillado Sherry Trifle
  • finest*  Beetroot and Barrel Aged Feta Salad
  • finest*  Berry Selection
  • finest*  Broccoli and Peanut Salad
  • finest*  Vegetable Biryani with Salan Sauce
  • finest*  Wood Fired Verdure Pizza
  • Tesco    Summer Fruit Punch Mix
  • Tesco    Samphire
  • Tesco    Four Salted Caramel Ice Creams
  • Tesco    Revisionist Rye Pale Ale
  • Tesco    Rich Soya Smoked
  • Tesco    Free From Strawberry and Vanilla Cones
  • Tesco    Free From Battered Chicken Balls with Sweet and Sour sauce
  • Tesco    Crustless Cheese and Onion Quiche
  • Tesco    Whole Seed Cob
  • Everyday Value Cottage Pie
  • Everyday Value Spinach and Chickpea Falafel

Highly Commended

  • finest*  West Country Biscuits for Cheese
  • finest*  All Butter Shortbread Fingers
  • finest*  Red Berry Granola
  • finest*  Single Origin Tasting Selection Box
  • finest*  Pear and Calvados Christmas Pudding
  • finest*  Venison, Red Wine, Cranberry and Orange Zest Stuffing Portions wrapped in Bacon
  • finest*  Bourbon BBQ Beef Waffles
  • finest*  Black Pudding Scotch Egg
  • finest*  Breaded Chicken Satay Skewers with creamy curry dipping sauce
  • finest*  Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • finest*  Sweet and Smoky Streaky Bacon
  • finest*  Red leicester Hot Dogs
  • finest*  Chicken, Chorizo and King Prawn Paella
  • finest*  Single Estate Makomboki 50 Tea Bags
  • finest*  Vina Mara Rioja Gran Reserva
  • Tesco    Falafel and Mixed Grain Warm Salad
  • Tesco    Kimchi
  • Tesco    Unsmoked Gammon Steaks with a spiced Orange Marmalade Glaze
  • Tesco    Pink Slaw
  • Tesco    Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto Bake
  • Tesco    Balsamic Salad Pearls
  • Tesco    Free From Korma Cooking Sauce
  • Tesco    Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pot
  • Tesco    Meat Free Lentil and Bean Chilli
  • Everyday Value White Chocolate and Strawberry Flavoured Cereal Bars
  • Everyday Value Vanilla Cheesecake

Commended

  • finest*  Granola Squares
  • finest*  Welsh Cakes (6pk)
  • finest*  Halloumi
  • finest*  Colombian Supremo
  • finest*  Smoked Chorizo Ring
  • finest*  Spiced Chicken, Quinoa and Cashew Nut Salad
  • Tesco    Apple, Persimmon and Mango
  • Tesco    Sweet & Sticky Chicken Wings
  • Tesco    Sweet Potato and Goats Cheese lattice Pie
  • Tesco    Seeded Brown Rolls
  • Tesco    Beautifully Balanced South Indian Chicken Curry with Lentil Pilaff
  • Everyday Value Macaroni Cheese

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Tesco again named as the Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year at the British Sandwich Industry Awards

Cheshunt, England, 2015-5-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second consecutive year, Tesco has been named as the Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year at the British Sandwich Industry Awards.

Tesco has been recognised for delivering innovative and quality products for customers. The award comes as the retailer has redesigned its sandwiches and wraps lines and has introduced an exciting new range of sandwiches using  Viennoiseries- style breads like brioche and baguettes, as well ciabattas and flatbreads. The Tesco finest* Salt Beef and Swiss Gruyere Flatbread, which retails at £3, was awarded as highly commended in the premium category of new sandwich product of the year.

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco said, “We are delighted to have been named the Sandwich Retailer of the Year, for the second year running. This award is testament to all the hard work we have done in the last year to offer our customers a fantastic selection of sandwiches, from the humble cheese and pickle sandwich, to our award winning finest* Salt Beef and Swiss Gruyere Flatbread.”

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Tesco again named as the Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year at the British Sandwich Industry Awards

Tesco again named as the Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year at the British Sandwich Industry Awards

Tesco scooped 132 medals for its own-label wine at the International Wine Challenge

Cheshunt, England, 2015-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco scooped over 100 medals for its own-label wine at the International Wine Challenge.

Overall the retailer picked up a remarkable 132 gongs including 5 Gold, 21 Silver and 45 Bronze medals. An impressive, 98 per cent of the wines Tesco entered into the awards received a medal.

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco said, “We are delighted that our wines have proven to be amongst the best in the world. With 98 per cent of the wines we entered into the competition receiving a medal, it’s testament to our belief that offering customers great quality wine at affordable prices is truly a winning combination.”

Amongst the 132 medals, Tesco wines were awarded:

5 Gold Medals:

  • Tesco finest* Amontillado
  • Tesco finest* Vintage Grand Cru Champagne
  • Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon
  • Tesco finest* Chablis
  • Tesco finest* Sancerre

21 Silver Medals

45 Bronze Medals

61 Commended Medals

Tesco range and Value wines were also winners.

Sparkling

  • Bella Cucina Prosecco- Silver Medal
  • Tesco Cava Brut- Bronze Medal

Simply Range

  • Simply Garnacha- Bronze Medal
  • Simply Garnacha Rosé- Bronze Medal
  • Simply Soave Classico-Bronze Medal

 

See the full list of the award winning wines.

 

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Tesco scooped 12 Gold and 12 Silver Awards at The Grocer’s Own Label Food and Drink Awards

Cheshunt, England, 2015-5-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco scooped an impressive 14 awards for its finest* range at The Grocer’s Own Label Food and Drink Awards. Overall, the retailer picked up 24 gongs including 12 Gold and 12 Silver Awards.

Jason Tarry, Head of Product at Tesco said, “We are delighted that once again we have been recognised for the quality of our food. Over the last few years we have worked hard to improve our own label products, and our finest* range continues to be benchmarked against the very best food on the market. These awards demonstrate we’re getting it right and, our research tells us that our customers enjoy the quality of our premium range.”

The 12 Gold awards included: Tesco Finest Hand Crimped Pork Pie with Red Onion Chutney, Tesco Finest Reserve Swiss Gruyere & Sauvignon Blanc Bake and the Tesco Finest Sicilian Lemon Coconut Ice .

 

Full list below:

  • Chilled Ready Meals – Traditional – Tesco Finest Bourbon Pulled Beef & Sweet Onion Mash – Silver
  • Crackers – Tesco Finest All Butter Cheese Straws – Gold
  • Sausages – Tesco Finest British Pork & Caramelised Onion Sausages – Gold
  • Meatballs & Burgers – Tesco Finest Gourmet Burger Kit – Silver
  • Cold Eating Savoury Pies – Tesco Finest Hand Crimped Pork Pie with Red Onion Chutney – Gold
  • Chutney, Relish & Mustard – Tesco Finest Mango Chutney – Silver
  • Salad & Vegetables – Tesco Finest Orange Rapture Tomatoes – Gold
  • Teas & Infusions – Tesco Finest Peppermint & Liquorice Pyramid Bags – Gold
  • Continental Cheese – Tesco Finest Reserve Swiss Gruyere & Sauvignon Blanc Bake – Gold
  • Coated Fish – Tesco Finest Scottish Salmon Wellington in Rich Velvety Sauce – Silver
  • Chilled Individual Desserts – Tesco Finest Sea Salted Caramel and Caramelised Pecan Desserts – Silver
  • Boxed Confectionery – Tesco Finest Sicilian Lemon Coconut Ice – Gold
  • Salad & Vegetables – Tesco Finest Supersweet Seedless Chiquino Peppers – Silver
  • Chilled Pizza – Tesco Finest Wood Fired Chorizo & Manchego Pizza – Silver
  • Fruit Juices & Juice Drinks – Tesco 100% Squeezed & Pressed Apple, Peach, Mango & Passion Fruit Juice – Gold
  • Ice Cream – Handheld – Tesco 3 Mango & Passion Fruit Frozen Yogurt Lollies – Gold
  • Other Steaks – Tesco 4 Extra Succulent Seasoned Pork Loin Steaks – Silver
  • Fruit – Tesco Berry Medley – Gold
  • Olives & Tapas – Tesco Greek Halkidiki Olives with Slow Roasted Tomatoes – Silver
  • Ambient & Chilled Dips – Tesco Mango & Kashmiri Chilli Dip – Gold
  • Poultry – Added Value – Tesco Spinach & Ricotta Filled Chicken Breast Fillets – Silver
  • Accompaniment Breads – Tesco Sunblush Tomato & Garlic All Butter Flatbread – Silver
  • Deli Salads – Tesco Sweet & Smoky Shredded Beetroot – Silver
  • Ice Cream – Tubs – Tesco White Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream – Gold

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Tesco launched new interactive platform to boost collaboration, innovation and sustainability across its suppliers

Cheshunt, England, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has launched a new interactive platform to boost collaboration, innovation and sustainability across its suppliers.  The Tesco Supplier Network will help over 5000 members from across the world share the opportunities and challenges of delivering high quality, affordable and sustainable products to Tesco’s customers.  Members will be able to connect directly with Tesco teams, learn more about Tesco and learn from each other on issues such as energy, food waste or innovation.

Jason Tarry, Head of Commercial at Tesco said:

“This new community of Tesco teams, suppliers and producers from around the world gives us the opportunity to improve communication, share ideas and continually improve the products that our customers enjoy.  The Network will play an integral part in our partnerships with suppliers to deliver for our customers.”

Notes to editors:

  • The Tesco funded site brings together two pre-existing communities; the Tesco Producer Network, which served fresh food producers, and the Tesco Knowledge Hub, which was open to branded manufacturing and processing suppliers.
  • The network can be accessed here: www.tescosuppliernetwork.com
  • Please click here to view a video about the network: http://youtu.be/ArK4s2Ctp5U
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Tesco scooped 30 awards at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2014; Retains the Quality Food Awards Retailer of the Year for the 2nd year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has scooped 28 gongs at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2014 and has retained the prestigious Quality Food Awards Retailer of the Year for the second year running.

With 30 awards, including the Overall Gold Q for Tesco finest* Sao Tome 71% Dark Chocolate, and over 40 highly commended or commended for Tesco’s own label products, these accolades showcase the breadth and depth of the quality products that are available to customers.

Jason Tarry, UK Commercial Director said:

“We work hard every day to offer our customers the very best food and drink products. I’m incredibly proud of our teams’ success. These awards look at all aspects of the products,  including the taste, value and quality of ingredients and is great recognition for all the hard work we have done, together with our suppliers, for our customers.”

This year, Tesco has won more than double the Quality Food and Drink Awards than any other retailer.

 

AWARDS

  • Quality Food Awards Retailer of the Year
  • Overall Gold Q- Tesco finest* Sao Tomè 71% Dark Chocolate

 

Quality Food Awards 2014 Winners

  • finest*  All Butter Mature Cheese Oat Nibbles
  • finest*  All Butter Earl Grey Biscuits for Tea
  • Euphorium Bakery Muesli Loaf
  • finest*  Sao Tomè 71% Dark Chocolate
  • finest*  Ethiopian Sidamo Roast and Ground Coffee
  • My Fit Lifestyle Carrot, Tomato & Beetroot Juice
  • Free From 2 Crispy Breaded Pollock Fillets
  • Free From 2 Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with a Melting Middle
  • Free From 12 Mini Sweet Party Selection
  • Flat Peaches
  • finest*  12 Thai Chicken Curry Pastries
  • finest*  4 Alphonso Mango & Passion Fruit Lollies
  • finest*  3 Fruit Marmalade – Histon Sweet Spreads
  • finest*  Sicilian Mandarin Sorbetto
  • Thai Green Curry Made with Soya
  • finest*  Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ravioli
  • 4 Mini New York Deli Pork Pies
  • Edamame Beans
  • Halloween 5 Slime Cookies
  • finest* Red Thai Chicken Soup
  • Everyday Value Strawberry Trifle
  • Everyday Value Cheese and Tomato Tortelloni
  • Everyday Value 2 Raspberry Sponge Puddings
  • Simply Riesling
  • finest* Albarino
  • finest* Premier Cru Champagne NV
  • finest* Grand Cru 2007 Vintage Champagne
  • finest* Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009

 

Highly Commended Products

  • finest*  Normandy Butter Croissant
  • finest*  Pink Velvet Cake
  • Ford Farm Cave Aged Goats Cheese
  • finest*  Freshly Squeezed Still Lemonade
  • finest*  West Country Butter
  • finest*  Italian Porchetta
  • Counters – Peruvian Alfonso Olives
  • 2 finest*  Coquille St Jacques
  • Finest*  Salmon and Egg
  • Gluten Free 2 Chunky Breaded Cod Fillets
  • Free From Belgian Chocolate Melt in the Middle
  • finest*  Aromatic Edamame & Pea Salad
  • Healthy Living Watercress
  • Free From Spring Onion & Mature Cheddar Crispbake
  • Ingredients Ponzu Sauce
  • Everyday Value Cottage Pie
  • My Fit Lifestyle Red Thai Chicken Curry With Rice
  • finest*  Tandoori Roti Rolls with Date & Tamarind Chutney and Coriander & Mint Chutney
  • finest*  Italian Hazelnut Gelato
  • finest*  Lombardy Mascarpone Gelato
  • Manchego and Roasted Beetroot Bake with Walnut and Beetroot Powder Sprinkle
  • Meat Free Spinach & Mushroom Pastry
  • Everyday Value Fish Gratin
  • finest*  Christmas Mushroom & Madeira Strudel
  • finest*  Smoked Salmon Canapes
  • finest*  Mini Coquille St Jacques
  • finest*  Monkfish with Semi Dried Tomatoes, Basil and Balsamic Dressing
  • Heathy Living sugar free butter mintoes

 

Commended Products

  • finest*  Alphonso Mango, Pineapple and Japanese Yuzu
  • Scotch Egg Pie
  • British Gastro Dry Cure Cracked Black Pepper Crusted Gammon Steaks with Orange Blossom Honey
  • finest*  Piccolo Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
  • Sweet and Smoky Shredded Beetroot
  • finest*  Salted Caramel Cream Profiteroles
  • Healthy Living High Protein Pasta
  • finest*  British Parsnips with Mexican Wildflower Honey
  • finest*  Deep Fill Luxury Mince Pies
  • Extra Thick Chocolate and Cherry Cream with Luxardo Chocolate Liqueur
  • 12 Beef, Green Chilli & Lime Meatballs
  • finest*  Laphroaig Malt Whisky Smoked Scottish Salmon
  • Tesco finest*  Outdoor Bred Honey Roast Cooked on the Bone Ham

 

Finalists

  • finest*  Dark Chocolate Orange Croissant
  • Hidden Sweeties Cake
  • Toffee Loaf Cake
  • Golden Syrup Wheats
  • Goodness 6 Smooth Whole Milk Yogurts – Mango and Carrot, Raspberry and Beetroot
  • finest*  Belgian Chocolate and Anglesey Sea Salt Fudge
  • Mediterranean Platter
  • Finest*  Pesto Houmous Stacker
  • Tesco finest*  2 Black Pudding Scotch Eggs
  • New Zealand Lamb Shoulder Joint with Honey Roasted Parsnip Stuffing
  • Tesco finest*  Conchiglioni
  • finest*  Hand Crimped Pork Pie with Red Onion Chutney 280g
  • finest*  Sausages
  • finest*  Roast Chicken Soup
  • finest*  Single Estate Makomboki
  • 6 x White Chocolate & Strawberry Cereal Bars
  • Everyday Value Apple Pie
  • finest*  Christmas Cranberry Wreath Topped Pork Pie 850g
  • finest*  Outdoor Bred Honey Roast Cooked on the Bone Ham

 

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors

We are delighted to have been recognised for the work we do for our customers:

The Grocer Gold Awards 2014 – Winner of Own Label Range of the Year for finest* and  Online Supermarket of the Year

The Grocer Own-Label Food & Drink Awards 2014 – Winner of 29 Gold and 21 Silver Awards

 

 

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01992 644645
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