UK consumers continue to embrace Fairtrade as market grows

UK shoppers continue to show their support for Fairtrade, with new independent sales figures revealing that retail sales for Fairtrade grew by 7% in 2017, alongside increased business engagement. The independent data from Kantar Worldpanel underline the extent to which the UK public continue to support Fairtrade. Volumes were also up, with a 2.5% growth in the 52 weeks ending 31 December 2017. The figures back up the findings of the Fairtrade Foundation, which show public support for Fairtrade at an all-time high. New data shows that 93% of people…

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Tesco Bags of Help reaches 10,000 local projects milestone

Tesco has announced that 10,000 community projects have now been funded through its Bags of Help scheme. Run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, Bags of Help uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects. No profit is made on the sale of these bags and Tesco has now donated over £43 million to fund great causes across England, Scotland and Wales through the programme, which began in 2015. Through Bags of Help, Tesco customers vote in-store for their preferred local project, using the blue token…

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Tesco unveils new partnership to deliver Little Helps for healthier living

Three of the UK’s leading health charities have today come together with the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the nation’s biggest health challenges. The partnership, “Little Helps for healthier living”, will bring together the skills and expertise of the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Tesco to help lower the risk of heart and circulatory disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.  Over the next five years, the four organisations will work together to help Tesco’s 300,000 UK colleagues and millions of UK shoppers by removing…

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Unilever, Tesco and The Trussell Trust work together to raise awareness and help tackle food poverty.

Unilever is partnering with Tesco and The Trussell Trust to help raise awareness of food poverty and to feed those in need this winter. Tesco shoppers who buy selected Hellmann’s, Knorr and Colman’s products will see 5p from each product go to The Trussell Trust, with a guaranteed total donation of £200,000 for this fantastic charity. This will help The Trussell Trust to respond to an estimated 13% increase in the demand for emergency food supplies in the UK over the last year. Hellmann’s, Knorr and Colman’s, will distinguish their…

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Tesco highlights support for food charities in second Christmas advert

Tesco’s second Christmas advert shines a light on the support given by Tesco colleagues and customers to help people in need through winter. Tesco will this weekend release the second of five Christmas television adverts, highlighting how the retailer and its customers give people in need a little extra help during the festive season. The advert shows a local charity bringing people together to celebrate Christmas and using food donations from a Tesco store to cook a traditional Christmas lunch. Last year, Tesco together with its customers, provided more than…

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