Tesco removes “best-before” dates from fruits and vegetable products to cut on food waste

UK – Tesco, a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, is scrapping more "best before" dates from another 116 fruit and vegetable products in a move the supermarket says will help consumers cut food waste. In May, the UK's biggest grocer successfully trialled removing labels from 70 pre-packaged fresh food lines, and among the…

Tesco begins trial for reverse vending machines to reduce plastic wastes

UK - Tesco shoppers can now claim 10p for every plastic bottle they return to selected stores, under a new trial announced by the supermarket giant as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste, using the reverse vending machines at the stores. The in-store recycling machines, which are already in place at some rival…

Tesco CEO calls on transparency of global food industries about their food waste data

UK - Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, has called on the global food industry to be more transparent and publish their food waste data, to ensure that no food goes to waste across the global food chain. According to FoodBev, Lewis announced his call for action at the Champions 12.3 conference in New York, with a…

Tesco launches ‘low-calorie’ alcoholic Pimm’s ice lollies in the UK

UK - The British multinational grocery store has launched a low-calorie English alcoholic drink Pimm’s ice lollies, limited to the summer period in the UK. In line with this, Tesco has partnered with market leader POPS who have previously produced licensed products for both Fever-Tree and Fortnum & Mason. Pimm’s POPS contain 32 calories and…

Tesco plans “strategic alliance” with Carrefour to cut costs to customers

UK – Tesco, UK's largest retailer says it is planning a "strategic alliance" with French retail giant Carrefour, as the two try to use their joint buying power to cut costs and offer lower prices to customers. According to BBC, the two plan a "strategic relationship" when dealing with global suppliers, and the tie-up will…

UK watchdog probes on the allegations of meat traces in vegetarian foods

LONDON - Britain’s food watchdog said it was investigating allegations that traces of meat had been found in “meat-free” and vegan meals sold at the country’s two largest supermarket chains, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. According to Reuters, the FSA statement followed a report in The Daily Telegraph, which said an investigation by the newspaper had detected…

Sainsbury’s and Tesco vegetarian ready meals found with meat traces

UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched an investigation into allegations that vegetarian and vegan ready meals from major supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Tesco contain traces of meat. An investigation by the Daily Telegraph disclosed that ‘meat free’ and vegan food sold at Britain's leading supermarkets contains traces of meat. Based on laboratory…

Tesco to remove “Best Before” dates from fruit and veg label to cut on food waste

UK - The British grocery store Tesco has announced plans to ditch ‘Best Before’ dates from its own label fruit and vegetables as part of the supermarket’s move to reduce the amount of edible food going into waste and eventually landfill. These include almost 70 fruit and vegetable lines for apples, potatoes, tomatoes, lemons and…

Muller launches into UK spreadable market with its first branded butter spread

UK - Muller UK and Ireland has entered the UK spreads market with the introduction of its first ever branded butter spread, launched exclusively in Tesco on 21 May. The launch of the Official Spreadable of British Athletics boosts its butter category including salted, unsalted and lactic butter which it supplies to both the domestic…

Tesco launches new range of smaller sized wine bottles to cut down portions

UK – Tesco, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, has launched a new range of smaller sized wine bottles in order to help shoppers control portions and cut down on waste. According to latest data (2017) from retail analysts Kantar and the British Beer and Pub Association, Brits alcohol consumption is in decline…