Two of our delivery vans are missing…

If you’ve read the post showing the ‘heat map’ of our Tesco.com grocery delivery vans across the UK, you’ll come away with a great feeling that we know where all our vans are. Which is true. The trouble is, the truth can sometimes hurt – in this case there’s something we uncovered in getting the […]

Next-Generation Picking Computers

Every morning at 6am, our army of thousands of personal shoppers across our biggest 300 Tesco stores and 3 “Dotcom-only stores” (‘sort of’ picking depots) set to work picking the first of tens of thousands of grocery orders on a typical day. The technology they use – we call it ‘teampad’ – is a tablet computer […]

Careers at Tesco.com

Thank you if you are one of a number of people who have written to me about the possibility of a career at Tesco.com. It’s great to see that we’re inspiring people to consider working with us, and you can have no doubt that our offices are a great place to work. Where appropriate I […]

This blog supports the Tesco Charity of the Year, Alzheimer’s Society.

After a fantastic year supporting the work of children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent, this blog joins Tesco as we move to support our new charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland. These fantastic two charities work to improve the quality of life for people with dementia as well as supporting their families and carers. […]

Tesco receipt-based Price Check – live!

You must go and have a look at our excellent new Tesco Price Check web application. We are introducing Price Check so customers will have no doubt that we offer the best value. Price Check gives customers the ability to check the price of individual products and the total price of their shopping and, in […]

QR codes go into Tesco branches from Friday

From this Friday we’ll be using QR Codes in store to link customers to the mobile version of Tesco Direct to ore-order the new Nintendo 3DS console. Mike Fethers, Assistant Buyer for Tesco Gaming (what a great role!) sent me a digital copy of the poster and QR code we’ll be showing in-store. Mike believes […]

Techfortesco blog stats: 3,000 readers a week

I’ve just taken some time to read the Google/Blogger analytics for techfortesco and I’m both delighted and humbled to reveal that just over 12,000 readers a month (over 3,000 readers a week, where a “reader” is defined as a combination of pageviews and unique IP addresses) are enjoying the content – and that’s not including those […]

I have been appointed to the UK’s MCJIC (Mobile Industry) Committee

I am very happy to have accepted a position on the UK’s Mobile Commerce Joint Industry Committee (MCJIC), the committee established to ensure that UK businesses are prepared for the changes, opportunities and challenges that accompany the explosive growth in mobile commerce. The MCJIC has been formed by the Association of Interactive Media and Entertainment (AIME), […]

Tesco TV Campaign Highlights iPhone App Barcode Scanning

If you’re an Emmerdale fan than you will no doubt have seen the excellent and amusing 40-second TV commercial from our marketing department. The commercial shows our “Tesco family” using the barcode scanning facility on their iPhone as they go about life. You’ll see the ad popping up all over the place on commercial TV channels in […]

Tesco Freeview Experiment – Freeview HD box recipients

Well done to the Tesco Freeview Experiment applicants listed below.I’ll be in contact with each of you shortly to get the set-top box delivered to you. FirstName Location Freeview Transmitter Mark Belfast Divis Doug Dundee Angus James Stockton-on-Tees Bilsdale Tim Ashford, Kent Bluebell Hill Alick Glenrothes, Fife CraigKelly Daniel Islington, London Crystal Palace David Carnoustie, Angus Durris […]