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Giraffe co-founders exit the Tesco-owned chain

28 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Two of the co-founders of Giraffe, the restaurant chain bought by Tesco last year, have quit the business, it emerged today.

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London supermarkets sign up to anti-obesity push Subscription

26 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets in London have agreed to take part in a clampdown on obesity, which could include layouts being changed…

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Philip Clarke: price and refit failures meant he 'had to go'

25 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty, Alec Mattinson

Clarke “had to go” because his store refit programme under-delivered and he failed to make Tesco competitive on price…

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Sunkissed launches TOWIE Lucy Mecklenburgh gift sets Subscription

23 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Bronzing brand Sun­kissed has worked with its TOWIE brand ambassador Lucy Mecklenburgh to develop a gift range…

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Portlebay Popcorn adds three sweet flavours to range

23 Jul 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Portlebay Popcorn – founded by a former director of Burts Chips – has expanded its line-up with a sweet range…

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Philip Clarke's highs and lows at Tesco: in pictures

21 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

It’s been stormy weather pretty much all the way for Tesco CEO Philip Clarke since taking over in 2011. The Grocer looks back.

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Tesco shares jump on Philip Clarke’s departure Subscription

21 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco shares rose to their highest level for a month after the company announced the departure of chief executive Philip Clarke

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Philip Clarke to depart Tesco: reaction

21 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The industry has reacted to the news that Tesco CEO Philip Clarke is to stand down at the end of September.

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Tesco boss Philip Clarke steps down

21 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn, Jon Yeomans

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced this morning he is to step down after three years leading the retailer, to be replaced by Unilever’s Dave Lewis.

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Tesco Extra Lincoln targets locals with giant 'tweet wall'

20 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has unveiled a giant “tweet wall” outside its Extra store in Lincoln…

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Tesco to extend click & collect trial to 50 non-store sites

20 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is to roll out dozens of collection points at business parks outside London…

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Tesco trebles number of stores with Brand Outlet

20 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has trebled the number of stores with dedicated discount aisle Brand Outlet in the past eight weeks…

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Tesco Hinckley depot 'meltdown' caused by availability trial

20 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Tesco’s Hinckley depot suffered severe disruption as it trialled a new distribution strategy for its Express stores…

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Tesco credits bumper crop for 38p iceberg lettuces

19 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tesco says a bumper lettuce crop has enabled it to slash the price of its iceberg lettuce…

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Tesco starts selling first British apricots

19 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

A grower supplying Tesco with British apricots says the UK could become an exporter of the fruit…

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Tesco food appeal collects five million meals

17 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has donated more than five million meals for families living in food poverty since the beginning of the year.

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Tesco losing share in Republic of Ireland as Aldi & Lidl gain

12 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Aldi and Lidl continue to eat into Tesco’s market share in the Republic of Ireland, according to Kantar Worldpanel…

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M&S CFO Alan Stewart heads to Tesco

10 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer CFO Alan Stewart is leaving the retailer to join Tesco.

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700 people diagnosed with diabetes every day in the UK

07 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

More than 700 people a day are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK and Tesco, which has extended its backing of the charity until the end of 2014.

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700 people diagnosed with diabetes every day in the UK

07 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

More than 700 people a day are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK and Tesco, which has extended its backing of the charity until the end of 2014.

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Tony Miles joins Tesco wine team as tech manager

06 Jul 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Tesco has bolstered its wine technical team with the appointment of Tony Miles as technical manager…

Faith in Nature babycare range

Humphrey's Corner babycare heads to Asda, Tesco and Ocado

06 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Natural personal care business Faith in Nature has secured its first supermarket listings…

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Blinkbox to launch app for Google's Chromecast

05 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco-owned streaming TV and movie service Blinkbox is to launch an app for new Google gadget Chromecast…

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Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco profit projections widen

05 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The supermarket price war has left equity analysts increasingly divided about the prospects of the three listed supermarke…

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Tesco and Morrisons lose share again in latest Kantar figures

01 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Tesco and Morrisons saw both sales and market share fall in the 12 weeks to 22 June, according to the latest supermarket share data from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Flirty Tesco's hashtag fail

26 Jul 2014

It’s been a quiet week for Tesco, so Britain’s biggest supermarket has been stirring up some social media ‘noise’…

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Dave Lewis faces a huge challenge as he succeeds Philip Clarke

26 Jul 2014 | By Adam Leyland

The beleaguered Tesco CEO always seemed to be pictured wearing the resigned expression of Oliver Hardy…

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Tesco: did slow progress on store refresh plan cost Clarke his job? Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

As a report claims Tesco CEO “had to go” because his store turnaround under-delivered, The Grocer looks at how the wheels came off.

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Dave Lewis at Tesco: how experts see the challenges ahead Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer dubbed him ‘Drastic Dave’ when he axed 300 jobs in 2007 as UK & Ireland chair, and halved the number of SKUs…

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Tesco may find lessons in Carrefour's recovery Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

French giant sold off international operations and simplified offer…

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Tesco shares rise on Clarke departure despite profit warning Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Dishearteningly for Philip Clarke, Tesco shares rose on Monday after his departure was announced…

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Tesco Hoki Fillets in Lemon & Herb Butter: Acid Test Subscription

23 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

The convenience and ease of cooking helped boost pre-trial interest among consumers…

Dave Lewis

The new man in the Tesco hot seat

22 Jul 2014 | Updated: 23 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Much has been made of incoming Tesco CEO Dave Lewis’ lack of retail knowledge – but you don’t spend 27 years at Unilever without picking up a thing or two about retail.

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Clarke bows out

22 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

There could be no doubt about Philip Clarke’s passion for Tesco and his commitment to turning its fortunes around.

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Tesco is a brand in need of an identity Subscription

21 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones, Alec Mattinson

The immediate jump in Tesco’s share price after the axe fell on Philip Clarke this morning seemed almost cruel.

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Why Tesco's gone all sheepish

16 Jul 2014 | Updated: 21 Jul 2014 | By James Halliwell

If I ever have a rough day at work I often cheer myself up by thinking, well, at least I’m not Philip Clarke. 

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Tesco goes mid-tier for Christmas: Pictures

11 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Last Christmas it gave you Tesco Finest’s relaunch but this year Tesco is putting the emphasis on its mid-tier Tesco range, with a ‘style for less’ theme across food and non-food.

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