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Outcry prompts Tesco to delay Clubcard changes

An outcry from customers has prompted Tesco to delay the changes to its Clubcard rewards scheme which came with little to no warning. The UK’s biggest retailer wrote the 16 million active Clubcard customers earlier this week to say it had “simplified” the scheme – which came in effect from January 15 – to make it more straightforward

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Tesco pledges support for plastic deposit return scheme

Tesco has pledged its support for a plastic bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) in efforts to reduce the billions of single-use drinks bottles Britons throw away every year.






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Tesco books steep rise in sales over Christmas

Tesco’s path to financial recovery has been further cemented after it recorded a steep rise in sales over the critical Christmas trading period. According to its latest trading update, third quarter like-for-like sales in the UK grew by 2.3 per cent – representing Tesco’s eighth consecutive quarter of growth – and total sales grew 2.5 per cent. Meanwhile, UK like-for-like sales during the Christmas period rose by 1.9% and total sales was up by 2.1 per cent, driven by a strong grocery performance






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Tesco triumphs in Christmas battle as shoppers spend £1bn more than last year

Tesco was the best performing grocer over the crucial Christmas trading period, which saw average households shrug off economic worries to spend a record £1054 on groceries over the final quarter of 2017. According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel UK grocery market share figures, Tesco recorded a 3.1 per cent rise in sales in the three-month period ending December 31 – its sales growth the retailer has seen since June and beating Big 4 rivals Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons.






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Tesco launches largest own-brand vegan range

Tesco has launched the largest own-brand range of 100 per cent plant-based meals as the vegan health craze continues to rage.






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Tesco, M&S, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s & Morrisons to publish Christmas results next week

A number of the UK’s biggest retailers are slated to publish their Christmas trading updates next week, after an initial batch of updates this week indicated mixed results for the high street so far. Among the heavyweights to reveal their Christmas results next week are Tesco, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. AO World and Ted Baker are also expected to reveal their festive trading figures next week, while Superdry will reveal its full half-year results






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Co-op to open 100 new stores creating 1600 jobs

1600 jobs are set to be created as Co-op reveals ambitious plans to open 100 new food stores over the next year in an effort to recoup market some market share. The £160 million investment will also see the grocers current 150 stores undergo a “major makeover”. Alongside new stores in York, Plymouth and Bristol Co-op will open 20 new London stores, 10 new Welsh stores and 18 new Scottish sites






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Tesco apologises after accusations its rotten turkeys “ruined Christmas”

The UK’s largest grocer Tesco has responded to numerous accusations that it “ruined Christmas dinner” as many of its turkeys had gone off and begun to rot. Customers took to social media over Christmas to complain of sickness due to consuming the rotten meat, “rancid” smells and swathes of food ending up in the bin.






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Tesco apologises after accusations its rotten turkeys “ruined Christmas”

The UK’s largest grocer Tesco has responded to numerous accusations that it “ruined Christmas dinner” as many of its turkeys had gone off and begun to rot. Customers took to social media over Christmas to complain of sickness due to consuming the rotten meat, “rancid” smells and swathes of food ending up in the bin.






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The Biggest Stories of 2017

2017 has been a huge year for the retail industry. Some of the largest deals set to dictate the direction of various sectors over the next year were made, while giants no-one expected to see falter struggled to keep their heads above water.   STEINHOFF’S ACCOUNTING SCANDAL It seems a large portion of this year’s big news was saved until the end of the year.






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