Tesco stores in Wimbledon to offer strawberry and cream tastings as it gears up for a fortnight of tennis

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco stores in Wimbledon are gearing up for a fortnight of tennis as 500,000 visitors are expected to visit Wimbledon over the next two weeks.

Tesco will be offering strawberry and cream tastings in their Wimbledon Metro store as the fruit has become intrinsically associated with the tournament. Tesco expect to sell 1,500 tonnes of strawberries over the fortnight meaning that nearly 250 punnets are sold every minute.

Tesco will also be handing out queuing survival bags to those camping to get into the venue during the second week of the tournament. The bags will contain essential items such as bottles of water, ponchos, sun cream, and of course a packet of Murray mints.

The stores will also have exclusive offers on popular items such as Evian 500ml bottled water at 2 for 90p and Pimms 1L for £12.  Last year, Tesco sold 2.8 million litres of water and 21 bottles of Pimms were sold every minute during the Championship.

David Genower, Store Manager of Wimbledon Metro, said:

“We’ve gone all out for the two weeks of tennis in our store from serving up strawberry and cream samples to handing out essential products to those visiting the tournament. We’ve also got great offers on key summer products so that our customers have everything they need to enjoy the Championship.”

Tesco’s Wimbledon Metro has one again also changed the ‘O’ on their store sign into a tennis ball and has created their very own centre court at the front of the store.

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

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Tesco Metro - Wimbledon - Strawberries and Cream Sampling for the Tennis Crowd - 2/7/15
Tesco stores in Wimbledon to offer strawberry and cream tastings as it gears up for a fortnight of tennis

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Citizen Watches Ambassador Kim Clijsters Misses Wimbledon

Citizen watches ambassador Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will miss this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The injury is the second suffered this year by Clijsters, after the first prevented her from playing in this year’s French Open. Clijsters sustained the new injury during her match against Romina Oprandi at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

During the match, she skidded on the grass court and fell, twisting her right ankle which resulted in severe bruising and a tendon injury. The new injury is unrelated to her previous ankle problem and it is thought it could not have been prevented by the application of ankle tape.

The Citizen watches ambassador has been ordered to rest and will resume training in a month’s time to enable her to take part in this summer’s major US events such as the US Open, which takes place in late August. The event features Clijsters’ major sponsor Citizen watches as the official timekeeper.

Earlier this season, the player had to take time off to recover from shoulder and wrist injuries sustained as a result of the WTA tournament in Miami at the end of March. In early April, she injured her ankle whilst attending the wedding party of a cousin. She returned to the courts at the French Open but her lack of competitive play and training activity showed and she was ousted in the second round by the Dutch player Arantxa Rux, currently ranked 114th in the professional standings, 112 places below Clijsters.

Clijster has so far reached four Grand Slam finals and has won 34 singles titles in her career. She has also won 9 doubles titles with her partner, Japanese player Ai Sugiyama. She retired from the sport in 2007, playing her last tournament in Warsaw. Kim returned to the game in March 2009 initially aiming to participate in exhibition tournaments but returned to competitive tennis in August 2009. A few weeks later she returned to the US Open, the tournament she won in 2005.

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