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Tesco launches new Jack's budget stores Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco has announced it is launching a new chain of budget stores, called Jack's. The new chain will offer a small number of unique, low-cost, own-brand lines. Aside from a few key branded items, most products in store will [...]
via Evening Standard]
Tesco toys sale: Best half price bargains online including Disney, LEGO and Barbie Hold everything. Tesco has just launched a massive half-price sale on toys with only 12 weeks till Christmas. For those looking to avoid that last minute panic buying mode, Tesco is offering you the chance to shop some of the biggest and bestselling [...]
Tesco Clubcard points shake-up: act now to avoid losing out Tesco is reportedly scrapping the Clubcard points boost available with RedSpottedHanky and Europcar, which allows shoppers to save on train tickets and car hire. The supermarket has also announced changes to the exchange rate on offer for customers [...]
via Oxford Mail]
New business park next to Bicester Tesco gets go-ahead . Work on the new Bicester Business Park off Oxford Road in 2015. Plans were approved in 2010. APPROVAL has been given again for a huge business park in Bicester – eight years after it was first [...]
A cannabis addict has been jailed after he sold drugs out of his camper van to pay for his own habit. Matthew Ryan was caught by police who were called to reports of anti social behaviour at the van in Torquay and found him and three friends smoking inside. Police found scales and snap bags in the camper van and Ryan told them he was making about £60 a week selling cannabis to fund his own eight gram a day habit. The previous suspended sentence was imposed after police stopped Ryan in a Nissan car near the Tesco store in Teignmouth Road, Torquay, in March for having no insurance or MOT and found 111. 25 grams of cannabis worth £1,112. 50. Messages on his...
But you’ve almost certainly never heard of Martyn Lee - even though you’ve almost certainly eaten his food. Lee is Tesco’s head chef for product development. He’s just one of many former restaurant chefs, with experience ranging from chains to the legendary Fat Duck, that are now developing own-label ranges instead. The discounters are famous for carrying a limited range of brands, which places more focus on their own-label ranges. At Aldi, 94% of the 1,500 SKUs carried in an average store are own label. Though there are test kitchens in its Atherstone HQ, Aldi doesn’t have a development team or head chef per se. Instead, it says the buying teams responsible for each category identify a gap in the range, then find the leading brand for that...
Susan Krueger, founder of Agricultural and Nutritional Research in Royston, examines the challenges facing the agri-food sector as information technology poses a threat to everyone involved in farming and food processing – and creates a big opportunity for agri-tech in Cambridge.Technology designed to provide transparency and authenticate transactions in the financial sector may be about to revolutionise the agri-food industry. Blockchains could improve our diet, encourage sustainable land...
November is Food Month in The Irish Times. You will find food-related content in all of our sections, plus reader events, competitions and lots of exclusive content at irishtimes.com/foodSomething strange happened over the summer in a restaurant in Galway. It made chef Jess Murphy and her kitchen crew wonder if they were listed in some under-the-radar guidebook. Every evening, roughly five of their customers in Kai Restaurant were vegans. Luckily, half of the 22 kitchen staff at...
When the average tenure of a FTSE-100 chief executive is five and a half years, to notch up more than a decade in the same role is some going, particularly when you've already been at the helm of another blue-chip company.That is the accomplishment of Richard Cousins, who today presented his final set of results as chief executive of Compass, the world's largest contract catering company, prior to his departure next March.It is an achievement made all the more impressive when the sheer size...
Michael Pooler December 7, 2017 Experimental featureListen to this articlePlay audio for this articlePause00:0000:00Experimental featureorGive us your feedbackThank you for your feedback.What do you think? I‘ll use it in the future I don‘t think I‘ll use it Please tell us why (optional)Send FeedbackFrom uncovered fruit spoiling in the sun to excess purchases that go forgotten in our refrigerators, food waste is a serious global problem.About one-third of the...