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Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco
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Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Mar 2021
The things Tesco workers wish they could tell customers
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The things Tesco workers wish they could tell customers

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Dec 2020
Book shop releases unisex book fragrance
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Book shop releases unisex book fragrance

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Nov 2020
Tesco creates 16,000 jobs after online delivery boom
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Tesco creates 16,000 jobs after online delivery boom

The supermarket giant has more than doubled online capacity since lockdown amid boom in demand
25 Aug 2020
How coronavirus put the weekly shop back in vogue
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How coronavirus put the weekly shop back in vogue

Tesco boss says transactions have halved as basket size doubles
29 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: supermarkets start rationing amid panic buying
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Coronavirus: supermarkets start rationing amid panic buying

Stockpiling has led to empty shelves at some UK supermarkets - but shortages may be short-lived
9 Mar 2020
How supermarkets are preparing for coronavirus outbreak
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How supermarkets are preparing for coronavirus outbreak

Expert says ‘feed the nation’ plans are already being drawn up by major chains
3 Mar 2020

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Tesco blames falling bread demand for 1,800 job cuts
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Tesco blames falling bread demand for 1,800 job cuts

Supermarket chain's announcement comes after rivals trimmed workforces
26 Feb 2020
Tesco to sell plasters in diverse skin tones
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Tesco to sell plasters in diverse skin tones

Move to diversify plaster offering follows viral tweet last year
25 Feb 2020
Tesco facing Christmas card forced labour claims
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Tesco facing Christmas card forced labour claims

Six-year old’s discovery of a note from prisoners in a Chinese gulag puts spotlight on retailer’s relationship with suppliers
23 Dec 2019
Tesco weighs up sale of Thai and Malaysian stores
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Tesco weighs up sale of Thai and Malaysian stores

Analysts say the chain would need high price to offload ‘jewel in its crown’
10 Dec 2019
UK supermarkets ‘fuel poverty and abuse’, says Oxfam
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UK supermarkets ‘fuel poverty and abuse’, says Oxfam

New study highlights mistreatment of workers on farms and plantations
10 Oct 2019
Why Tesco’s Dave Lewis is stepping down
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Why Tesco’s Dave Lewis is stepping down

The boss who turned Tesco’s fortunes around will leave CEO role in 2020
2 Oct 2019
Are business rates killing the high street?
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Are business rates killing the high street?

Consortium of UK retail bosses calls on chancellor to fix ‘broken’ tax system
13 Aug 2019
Fresh redundancies as Tesco cuts 4,500 jobs at 153 outlets
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Fresh redundancies as Tesco cuts 4,500 jobs at 153 outlets

Job losses come as supermarket aims to slash £1.5bn from costs
6 Aug 2019
What is listeria?
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What is listeria?

Government reveals full list of NHS hospitals affected by deadly outbreak
18 Jun 2019
Halal meat: what is it and why is it so controversial?
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Halal meat: what is it and why is it so controversial?

Islamic ritual slaughter has been attacked as cruel, but Muslim authorities say the method is humane
16 Apr 2019
Tesco launches plastic-free trial for fruit and veg
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Tesco launches plastic-free trial for fruit and veg

The month-long trial will see loose apples and avocados appearing in Extra stores in Watford and Swindon
25 Mar 2019
What is changing at Tesco?
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What is changing at Tesco?

Up to 9,000 jobs at risk as supermarket giant closes fresh food counters
29 Jan 2019
VW and Tesco team up to provide 2,400 free EV chargers
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VW and Tesco team up to provide 2,400 free EV chargers

Move represents a 14% increase in Britain’s charging network
30 Nov 2018
Tesco ditches fruit and veg best-before dates
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Tesco ditches fruit and veg best-before dates

Almost 200 products will lose freshness guidelines in war on waste
8 Oct 2018
Tesco planning to axe dozens of city centre stores
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Tesco planning to axe dozens of city centre stores

Thousands of jobs at risk as supermarket giant prepares to unveil new discount chain Jack’s
17 Sep 2018
Tesco to launch new discount stores to rival Lidl and Aldi
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Tesco to launch new discount stores to rival Lidl and Aldi

New no-frills stores are set to compete with the two German discount supermarkets, but will the gamble pay off?
13 Sep 2018
Meat traces ‘found in supermarket vegetarian meals’
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Meat traces ‘found in supermarket vegetarian meals’

Lab tests showed vegan and ‘meat free’ food from Tesco and Sainsbury’s contained animal DNA
11 Jun 2018
Tesco to scrap best-before dates on own brand fruit and veg
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Tesco to scrap best-before dates on own brand fruit and veg

Supermarket says removing ‘confusing’ labels will help reduce food waste
22 May 2018
Asda-Sainsbury’s merger ‘should face competition probe’
Talks between Asda and Sainsbury's are in an 'advanced' stage
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Asda-Sainsbury’s merger ‘should face competition probe’

Opposition politicians fear thousands of workers could be laid off with customers left worse off
30 Apr 2018
How Tesco turned its profits around
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How Tesco turned its profits around

Three years after suffering record £6.4bn loss, UK’s biggest supermarket is defying the high-street gloom
11 Apr 2018
Pineapple replaces avocado as UK’s fastest selling fruit
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Pineapple replaces avocado as UK’s fastest selling fruit

Supermarkets say tropical fruit is UK’s new favourite with sales surging 15% in 2017
26 Mar 2018
Tesco’s £250m fraud trial collapses
Tesco's former finance director Carl Rogberg suffered a heart attack last week
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Tesco’s £250m fraud trial collapses

One of three executives accused of ‘cooking the books’ suffers heart attack
7 Feb 2018
Tesco ends sale of 5p single-use carrier bags
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Tesco ends sale of 5p single-use carrier bags

Customers will have to buy 10p bag-for-life if they don't bring their own
8 Aug 2017
'Hummus crisis': Why are supermarkets removing the dip?
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'Hummus crisis': Why are supermarkets removing the dip?

Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and Tesco leave shoppers bereft after clearing their shelves of the chickpea hit
26 Apr 2017
Shoppers face lettuce rationing amid 'vegetable crisis'
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Shoppers face lettuce rationing amid 'vegetable crisis'

Bad weather in southern Spain forces supermarkets to limit sales – and increase prices
3 Feb 2017
Shoppers face 'click-and-collect chaos' at Christmas
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Shoppers face 'click-and-collect chaos' at Christmas

Tesco and Sainsbury's warn customers to act fast – but John Lewis extends deadline for festive shopping
21 Dec 2016
Tesco Bank: How was £2.5m stolen from customers' accounts?
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Tesco Bank: How was £2.5m stolen from customers' accounts?

Report says criminals made contactless card purchases in the US and Brazil
15 Nov 2016