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Tesco has '75% chance' of successful recovery, report claims

25 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The report by Bernstein claims that the UK’s biggest retailer is in the “recovery on track zone”


Further own-label meal kits recalled in almond protein scandal

19 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Two more supermarket own-label ranges have been embroiled in the almond contamination scandal – with Sainsbury’s and Tesco each recalling a Mexican meal kit.

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City Snapshot: Tesco appoints John Allan as new chairman Subscription

18 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco has ended its search for Sir Richard Broadbent’s successor with the appointment of John Allan. Plus full-year results for Coke bottler Coca-Cola HBC and a new CEO for Carlsberg. And all the latest share price movements.

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Tesco establishes charity fund in two of its abandoned project-hit towns

17 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Supermarket says this is not compensation for abandoning sites, but part of commitment to charity

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City snapshot: Late entrant Archie Norman now looks favourite for Tesco chairmanship Subscription

17 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The process of finding a new Tesco chairman looks far less like the coronation it seemed two weeks ago, with observers now picking late entrant Archie Norman as favourite for the post.

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Tesco schedules 23 February national briefing on job cuts

16 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

In a statement Usdaw said that nationwide talks would begin on Monday, with Tesco issuing a statement to say that it would be prioritising colleague whose jobs would be affected

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Tesco to highlight price it pays TSDG farmers for milk

13 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Tesco is rolling out an in-store marketing push to promote the cost-of-production model…

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Exclusive: Tesco staff given until 25 February to apply for redundancy Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Thousands of Tesco staff have been offered the chance to apply for voluntary redundancy as the retailer looks to slash overheads

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One Stop boss Tony Reed to head up entire Tesco c-store business Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tony Reed, CEO of Tesco’s convenience store chain One Stop, is to head up Tesco’s entire convenience operation…

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Suppliers could be 'forced to talk' to Adjudicator Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Lawyers warned suppliers this week that Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon could be forced to “drag” food company …

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Tesco to use Vines in St Valentine's social media campaign

13 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has turned to online comedy for the first time as it ramps up its use of six-second Vine video content…

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Tesco makes Baldock blooming beautiful for Valentine's Day

13 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The supermarket’s spectacle included huge animated rose buds, blooming 10 metres high and 40 metres wide across the Baldock shop building

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Tesco returns to growth as overall grocery sales rise Subscription

10 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s sales were back in the black for the first time in a year, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, as the overall market grew at its fastest rate since last summer.

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Media Bites 9 February: Tesco, Rexam, Poundworld Subscription

09 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The fallout from The Grocer Code Adjudicator’s decision to launch a formal investigation continued over the weekend.

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Tim Steiner: Ocado better-placed than Tesco to face deflation Subscription

07 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Ocado is in a “much better position” to weather the storm of deflation and gross margin attrition than Tesco…

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Christophe Roussel & Mike McNamara bid farewell to Tesco Subscription

06 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The shake-up of senior management at Tesco stepped up this week as the names of two senior executives leaving…

Christine Tacon

Tacon 'will force suppliers to give evidence against Tesco'

06 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon said this week she would not hesitate to force suppliers to give evidence again…

Christine Tacon

Adjudicator Tacon announces Tesco inquiry

05 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon launches first ever inquiry after receiving evidence relating to Tesco’s dealings with suppliers

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Tesco Bank customers unable to access accounts online

04 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Computer fault has affected thousands of accounts, no specified timeline for systems to be restored

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Tesco's Mike McNamara moves to Target

03 Feb 2015 | Updated: 05 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s chief information officer moves to the same post at the US retailer

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Tesco backs down over £2.2m Philip Clarke and Laurie McIlwee payments Subscription

03 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has agreed to pay former CEO Philip Clarke and former FD Laurie McIlwee severance payments totally almost £2.2m.

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City snapshot: Tesco closes in on new chairman Subscription

02 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco looks to be closing in on a new chairman after its two person shortlist for the role was reportedly cut to one over the weekend.


Tesco starts cull of management and head office staff Subscription

30 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Thousands of Tesco head office staff began finding out their fate as Tesco pushed ahead with a major cull of management…

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Tesco closures: the full list Subscription

28 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The specifics of which 43 Tesco stores are to close come out, with comment from Dave Lewis

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Tesco leads way on post-Christmas deals as strategies revealed

26 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Even before the last turkey sandwich has been polished off, retailers start devoting space to diet and heathy food…

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Dave Lewis, not John Allan, is still the important figure in Tesco turnaround Subscription

18 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Despite speculation and excitement over new Tesco chairman, it’s Lewis who’ll take responsibility

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Tesco and Morrisons shares seesaw in face of fragile recovery Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in Tesco and Morrisons shot up this week after data showed the beleaguered supermarkets enjoying significantly impr…


Can the 'climate of fear' really change with new GCA powers?

08 Feb 2015 | By David Sables

The Tesco financial reporting misdemeanours have had fascinating repercussions…

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Tesco must think local with ranging

06 Feb 2015

Tesco is seeing the twin benefits of a focus on price as well as availability (improved as a result of reduction…

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Salary-linked pension schemes are too expensive for retailers in 2015 Subscription

06 Feb 2015

Under fire from new challengers like Aldi and Lidl, such gold plated pensions are simply too expensive to offer for retailers to offer in the current market. 

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Is Tesco really a national disgrace? Subscription

04 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Much hand-wringing has occurred at Tesco’s closures and abandonments, but can the supermarket fairly be blamed?

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Tesco price cuts put Asda and even Aldi in its sights Subscription

31 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn, Vince Bamford

In September 2011, then Tesco UK boss Richard Brasher announced a £500m onslaught against its rivals, which he claimed…

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Tesco's major reset will have a huge impact on the market

30 Jan 2015 | By Adam Leyland

With the festive five, Tesco started on a journey to prove less is more…

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Is this the end of Tesco's store closures? Subscription

28 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

What Goldman Sachs called “capacity exit” has come to pass, but the question remains, has Tesco done enough?

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Tesco's corporate finance focus suggests more disposals are on the way Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s decision to beef up its in-house corporate finance is as clear an indication as any that the restructuring job at the under-pressure supermarket is far from over.


Asda wins but Tesco and JS price cuts have little effect Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Earlier this month Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose announced major pricing initiatives…

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Green shoots of recovery: analysts' views on Tesco Subscription

08 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

We look at analysts’ reactions to Tesco’s Christmas trading update to see whether Dave Lewis’ new strategy has won over – or at least reassured – the City.

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