Tesco Clothing Online Launches International Delivery Service

Tesco’s online clothing business in the UK is extending its delivery service to include international markets for the first time.

Launched on Wednesday 5th October, www.clothingattesco.com is initially offering delivery to countries in the EU. In particular, the service is expected to prove popular where Tesco’s F&F label is already an established brand and available in store locally (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary) as well as in markets with a high number of British nationals, such as Spain and France.

Jill Easterbrook, Tesco Clothing Director said: “Our loyal online following tells us they want to be able to buy fashionable, good value clothes from us and have them sent outside the UK. We think there is a great opportunity to reach British customers who have relocated to countries such as Spain. Our customer call centre frequently receives queries from people all over the world asking whether we can deliver to their country.”

Since Tesco launched its online clothing business in October 2009, it has grown ahead of the market and in the last six months alone online clothing sales were up 45 per cent. Tesco.com/clothing is able to offer a bigger range for customers than stores, including F&F limited edition range and a number of well-known brands.

Jill Easterbrook continued: “By offering a delivery service to customers in a number of European countries not only are we testing the popularity of such a service, but also gauging the response to our clothing offer in these new markets. We believe our international customers will welcome even more choice and benefit from the increasing number of well-known clothing brands we now sell on Tesco.com/clothing.”

This summer Tesco also launched its click and collect service for clothing orders in the UK. Customers are able to pick up their clothing order for free the next day from a choice of over 250 Tesco stores in UK and NI. By the end of the year a further 500 Tesco stores will offer the service. Returns are free by post, or customers can return items to store.

The new standard international delivery service will take between two to six working days and cost from £4.95.

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Debenhams Reveals Mums Trying To Outdo Each Other At The School Gate

Debenhams has revealed that a new breed of fashion conscious mums in Ireland is fast turning the school run into a catwalk competition as they vie to outdo each other at the school gates.

Usually obsessing about how well the apple of their eye is performing at school, many mums are now turning their attention to themselves to ensure that they get top marks in the fashion class.

The trend was revealed when Debenhams research team asked Irish female customers what they wore on the school run.

Over 60% of women admitted to feeling pressurised to compete in the fashion stakes thanks to ever increasing numbers of yummy mummies in the press.

Staggeringly, some women (37%) were managing to get their children dressed and ‘doll themselves up to the nines’ before dropping the kids off and returning home to change into more child friendly outfits.

To compete in the style stakes 52% of women admitted to taking tips from celebrity super mums like Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer – using them as a benchmark of how it should be done.

“We were staggered with the findings,” said Debenhams, Karen Nason. “It seems for many being a model mum isn’t just about debating whether nurture or nature is the best approach to childrearing. Now modern mothers, it seems, have the added pressure about what women’s clothes you wear at the school gate as well. ”

The majority of women (79%) said they wouldn’t be seen dead in their track suits on the school run, 88% said they would never turn up without make up on and 57% agreed that runners or Uggs are not appropriate footwear.

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