Tesco to help customers enjoy the heatwave with a British BBQ weekend

Tesco to help customers enjoy the heatwave with a British BBQ weekend

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-May-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers are gearing up for what could be the biggest British BBQ weekend in living memory.

With predictions of 27C temperatures over the Bank Holiday Tesco will be helping customers enjoy the heatwave with a host of quality food and drink ideal for outside dining.

Demand for BBQ food at Tesco looks set to soar over the weekend, and fresh fruit like strawberries, as well as ice cream and ice lollies are also already high on customers’ shopping lists.

Tesco BBQ meat range buyer Suzanne Eldridge said: “Not only is this the longest wait in living memory for the British BBQ season to start but the arrival of great weather also coincides with a Bank Holiday – a rarity in itself!

“Shoppers are already starting to buy with the long weekend in mind and it looks very much as though many people will be dining outdoors with family and friends over the holiday.”

Based on growing early demand Tesco predicts over the course of the Bank Holiday it will sell:

  • More than 1 million packs of sausages
  • 500,000 packs of burgers
  • 600,000 chicken wings and drumsticks
  • More than 600,000 salmon fillets
  • I million packs of BBQ meat including chicken wings, beef kebabs and sweet BBQ pulled pork
  • More than 2m packs of burger and hot dog rolls
  • 5m punnets of strawberries
  • 3m bags of bagged salads
  • 400,000 packs of Halloumi and Feta cheese
  • 5 million ice lollies
  • More than 2 million tubs of ice cream
  • 24 million bottles/cans of beer
  • Nearly 5 million bottles of wine
  • Nearly 80,000 bags of charcoal

Added Tesco’s Suzanne Eldridge:

“This season we’ve brought in some really mouth-watering gourmet BBQ treats such as Teriyaki Steak Strips; succulent Salt and Chilli Pork Belly Slices and Pineapple and Coconut Mini Chicken Fillets to help customers dine in style.”

With the warm weather predicted to last until early June Tesco is bracing itself for demand to continue next week and has allocated extra shelf space for popular BBQ foods.

Notes to editors:

May Bank Holiday deals at Tesco

  • 25 per cent off six or more bottles of wine excluding Scotland
  • £55 6 piece Hawaii garden furniture set
  • Selected fruit now only 49p
  • 3 for £10 BBQ Products

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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Narragansett turkey available online and in Tesco stores across the UK this Christmas

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — A rare breed of premium heritage turkey which has not been sold in supermarkets for more than 70 years has been brought back by Tesco.

The Narragansett turkey, which was bred by crossing old English breeds together over 200 years ago, is a real gourmet treat.

It’s been selected by the supermarket for its finest range, because of its unique, succulent and flavoursome taste.

Narragansetts are particularly distinctive because of the way they are reared. Living on acres of land, they are among the most free range birds in the UK- they can eat, rest and play whenever they like.

They spend their days exploring their surroundings in woodland and rural areas, pecking at soil and eating the same natural diet they would have in the wild.

Game cover – such as strips of plants like kale and chicory – is also planted on the land so the birds are sheltered from the late summer sun, winter wind and rain.

Tesco turkey buyer Suzanne Eldridge explains:

“With only a few days to go before the big day, the Narragansett is the bird to impress guests and to treat the family this Christmas.

“Considered to be the king of British turkeys, the wonderful tasting dark meat and a succulent breast certainly has the flavour to match its reputation.”

The Narragansett is being bred for Tesco by award-winning farmers in East Anglia and is available online and in Tesco stores across the UK from £9 per kg.

It was reintroduced to customers, after trials over the last two years proved that there was a huge appetite for this heritage turkey.

Note to editors

*The last dates for turkey ordering at Tesco are midnight on Wednesday Dec 14 for tesco.com orders and Thursday midnight for store shoppers.

The Narragansett gets its name from the area in Rhode Island, North America where some of the English pioneers settled in New England and starting breeding the turkeys they brought with the native, wild American variety.

Customers can order turkeys here, but supply is limited. A whole Narragansett will cost £9 per kilo while a crown will cost £16 per kilo.

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