Dairy farmers unite to bring back threatened swifts and swallows to UK countryside

In recent years these species, which are all summer migrants and fly 6000 miles to Africa to raise their young and feed on insects, have been dwindling and failing to return due to habitat loss and climate change.   But now Tesco is working with its network of 500 dairy farmers on a project to provide a safe haven for these migratory birds and boost biodiversity.   The farmers, all members of the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG), are being encouraged to install 5000 nest boxes on their farmland – an ideal habitat to the birds…

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Tesco and WWF announce winners of innovation accelerator programme

Tesco and WWF have announced the five start-ups that have won funding and the chance to test and scale their innovation in Tesco’s supply chain to help cut the environmental impact of the average shopping basket and support a resilient and sustainable UK food system. Innovation Connections is a new accelerator programme created by Tesco and WWF which pairs pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers to fast-track innovation in the supply chain. In the final on 6 May, a group of finalists pitched head-to-head in front of a panel of experts…

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Tesco commits to progress plans to support affordable, healthy diets

Tesco has announced that it will continue with plans to help customers eat more healthily and deliver on its commitment to make Tesco the easiest place for customers to shop for affordable, healthy, sustainable food. Following the Government announcement that restrictions on multibuy deals on foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) are to be delayed for a year, Tesco confirms that it will continue with plans to remove volume-led promotions on HFSS products from October 2022. This is in response to customer feedback that it can be hard…

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Tesco launches Better Baskets campaign to help customers fill their baskets with better choices

‘Better Basket’ zones introduced into stores to signpost products at affordable prices  Tesco has created Better Baskets, a campaign that aims to tackle the barriers that customers come up against when looking to fill their basket with better choices every time they shop.  Research among Tesco shoppers found that 86%i of them want to eat more healthily, with 77%ii wanting the supermarket’s help to achieve it.  The campaign, which launched this week, will include in-store Better Basket zones, clearly signposted with the Better Baskets logo, that will feature products including: …

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Tesco opens up supply chain to sustainability start-ups

Tesco and WWF have launched a new accelerator programme which pairs pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers to fast-track sustainability innovation in the supply chain which can cut the environmental impact of food and support UK food security. Innovation Connections will address a key barrier preventing promising sustainability innovations from being adopted at scale in food supply chains, by identifying suppliers who can help to scale up new ideas and technologies.  Applicants have been paired with long-term Tesco suppliers to pitch scale-up projects that apply their ideas in the real world…

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