Tesco to fund allergy research through sales of Free From products

As part of a new partnership, Tesco donated 10p from the sale of every Tesco Free From product to the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, during World Allergy Week (28 June – 4 July).  The proceeds of the campaign will help fund research into allergies. The Foundation was set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died in 2016 after an allergic reaction to sesame in a baguette. Its aim is to fund and support pioneering allergy research and bring about positive change. Last year, the Foundation successfully lobbied for…

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Tesco donates almost £250,000 to mark Pride festival

Tesco will donate almost a quarter of a million pounds to LGBTQ+ charities to celebrate this year’s Pride festival and support the LGBTQ+ community. As a longstanding supporter of Pride, Tesco was last year’s headline sponsor for London Pride and supported 42 other events across the UK. Andrew Yaxley, Chief Product Officer and Exec Sponsor of LGBTQ+ at Tesco, said: “I am delighted that through these donations we are able to support three very deserving charities, who in turn help thousands of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community every year. We…

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Tesco and Jamie Oliver provide lifeline for British cheesemakers under threat by Covid-19

Tesco and Jamie Oliver have linked up to support two small artisan British farmhouse cheesemakers who have been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kirkham’s Lancashire and Keen’s Cheddar, from Somerset, both rely heavily on the service industry as well as farmers’ markets for income. The dramatic downturn in trade meant that both cheesemakers were left with a lot of raw milk to make their products, as well as several tonnes of cheese which would have had to have been thrown away. But Tesco has decided to step in and stock…

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In a UK first, Tesco serves more than one million online grocery orders in a week

Tesco is now the first retailer in the UK to fulfil one million online grocery orders in a week. Following a huge effort to increase online delivery capacity, our one millionth order was delivered this week from our Enfield Customer Fulfilment Centre. Capacity continues to increase and in the coming weeks will reach 1.2 million weekly slots – double the number of slots at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. To support this significant step-up in capacity, we have hired 4,000 new drivers and 12,000 new pickers since the start…

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Tesco providing £30 million package of support for local communities tackling Covid-19

Tesco to provide a £30 million package of support for local communities tackling Covid-19, including £25 million food donations programme. On their website they state: We know how important it is to support the communities we serve. This work has never been more vital than today.  So we are today confirming a £30 million package of support: We currently donate £3 million of food every month through our Community Food Connection scheme and distribution centres*. In addition to that, over the next 12 weeks we will provide a top up…

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