OLIO Food Waste Heroes have saved five million meals by working with Tesco

Thousands of food waste heroes have stopped more than five million meals from going to waste in the past year, thanks to a ground-breaking partnership between Tesco and OLIO.  In August last year Tesco became the first supermarket to partner with the food sharing app to provide unsold surplus food fit for consumption to people in the community and prevent it from going to waste.  In the first full year of the partnership OLIO’s network of more than 3,700 Food Waste Heroes has helped to save 5.6m meals from Tesco…

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Tesco launches campaign, supported by leading charities, to boost uptake of flu jab and help save lives

Tesco Pharmacy, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cancer Research UK, through their “Helping you to live healthier” Partnership, have joined forces to encourage more people to protect themselves and their families, and continue to do their bit for the NHS, by getting the flu jab. For people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, the flu can be deadly. The flu jab was associated with a 50% reduction in mortality during flu season for people living with type 2 diabetes, according to research carried out over a…

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Tesco dairy farmers and WWF team up to tackle climate change and improve herd health

An innovative trial to offer UK dairy farmers attractive subsidies that support growing feed more sustainably for their livestock, has been launched by Tesco and WWF.  Through the scheme, created to help reduce the environmental impact of the average shopping basket, 15 farmers in Tesco’s Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) have been given an 80 per cent seed subsidy to plant herbal leys – a soil enriching grass mix of plants, legumes and herbs which is used as feed for dairy cows. The seed mix has a number of benefits over…

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Tesco customers help provide more than three million meals through Buy One to Help a Child campaign

Tesco customers taking part in a new campaign to provide meals to children living in food insecurity have enabled thousands of meals to be donated. Over the last three weeks, Tesco has given a donation for every piece of fruit and vegetable purchased across all its stores, to provide food that its partner FareShare will redistribute to children’s charities. Sales of stacks of strawberries, a bounty of bananas and container-loads of cucumbers purchased by Tesco customers mean that over 5000 charities across the country will now be given food to…

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Mars Wrigley UK pilots ‘Bean Board’ in innovation trial with Tesco

Mars Wrigley UK has announced a trial in Tesco stores to pilot an innovative new material made from cocoa bean shells for promotional displays – a global first for the confectionery category.  The new material, dubbed ‘Bean Board’, is made from 70% recycled paper and 30% waste cocoa bean shells. The displays have been developed in conjunction with sustainability innovation partners Medoola, ECOR and strategic display production partner DS Smith.  When compared to an equivalent corrugated board display, typically used across the retail industry, this new design requires 93% less…

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