exclusive dave lewis interview
In this specially extended web version, Adam Leyland talks to Dave Lewis about his first months in the job, and what’s next for Britain’s biggest supermarket
In little more than three months, and under conditions that were far worse than he could ever have imagined, Lewis rediscovered the pulse in the Tesco patient and surprised colleagues, rivals and the City with the speed with which he breathed new life into the business
“We want suppliers who are partners. Negotiation will always be part of this business. Aggression will not. We want to work in a way that’s sustainable for our business and for our partners. That will mean a whole new way of working.”
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The ‘Trust Your Tastebuds’ push will centre on billboards advertising Carlsberg Export carrying the messages ‘7/10 prefer Export to Stella – 3/10 can still change their mind’
Tim Stillwell’s Burrito Kitchen concession will open in Tesco’s Villiers Street store in London, next week
Iceland wanted to ensure there was “consistency” across the customer experience no matter what device they were using to access the site
It’s down to pride. I would expect my team to be well-presented. If it comes from the top, that cascades through the team.
britain's biggest brands 2015
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The fact Weetabix has done anything in response to such a small competitor shows how potent the health market is right now
It’s a difficult balancing act for supermarkets, who are acting to tackle campylobacter but getting serious pressure
Short of devising a climate control switch for Britain, how can more value be squeezed out of the barbecue, come rain or shine?
Sales of bottled water through the supermarkets have surged and analysis by Kantar Worldpanel suggests nearly half of this has been consumed at home
A record 14 indie forecourts featured in this year’s ranking, with their combined sales rising 19% to £2.9bn
Hard on the heels of last summer’s Brazilian World Cups, brands from Brazil and its Latin American neighbours will have their strongest ever presence at IFE this year
Store manager Craig McAulay said he was “gobsmacked”. “I think we won because we’re trying to give something different to the customers”.
Sir: I’d like to thank you for your recent coverage of Young’s Seafood in Britain’s 100 Biggest Brands…