Tesco launches online party food service

21 Nov 2012

Tesco has launched Easy Entertaining, an online one-stop-shop for customers’ party needs, just in time for the busy Christmas party season.

Tesco has launched Easy Entertaining, an online one-stop-shop for customers’ party needs, just in time for the busy Christmas party season.

Customers can now order platters of hot or cold finger food, canapés, cooked meat, fish and sushi platters and hot main dishes such as lasagne and curry through Tesco.com. The new service can cater for events of all sizes, from business lunches and casual buffets, to formal celebrations and children’s parties – at Tesco’s usual competitive prices.

Initially available in London, all orders will be delivered from the four Dotcom stores that serve the capital in Enfield, Greenford, Aylesford and Croydon.

Easy Entertaining artwork

The website - www.tesco.com/easy-entertaining - has been designed to be convenient and easy to use when planning an event, with categories like desserts and cakes, buffet foods, party accessories, and even pre-selected party menus for customers who want to get everything they need at one click of a button. 

Like the recently launched online Commuter Zone, the website offers the benefits of using Tesco.com, including access to your Favourites and clear sight of your basket and multi-buy savings.  Customers can choose a convenient delivery slot which fits with their party planning schedule, with no extra delivery cost for Delivery Saver customers*.

Tesco Director of Internet Retailing Ken Towle said:

“We’re delighted to launch Easy Entertaining and think our customers will really appreciate being able to buy party food alongside their regular online grocery shop, especially as we approach the Christmas party season.  Customers can get great party food at our usual low prices, delivered straight to their door. This will help to make party planning much simpler, whether it’s lunch with office colleagues or a big party for dozens of excited kids.”


Notes to Editors

Products include:

Buffet food:

  • Sandwich platters
  • Canapés
  • Cooked meat, fish and sushi platters
  • Salads and dips

Main meals:

  • Hot main dishes (e.g. lasagne, curry)
  • Hot side dishes

Desserts and cakes

  • Luxury desserts
  • Cupcakes and mini bites
  • Cheese and fruit platters

Kids’ party food

  • Kids’ sandwich platters
  • Kids’ savoury bites
  • Kids’ desserts

Party accessories

  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Table accessories

Perfect Party Menus

  • Buffet lunch menu
  • Hot and cold buffet
  • Drinks party menu
  • Girls party menu
  • Boys party menu

*Delivery Saver:

  • Delivery Saver offers Tesco.com customers across the UK the option to pay once and have groceries delivered at no extra cost for either a three-month or a six-month period.
  • 3 Month Plan (13 weeks) £36; 6 Month Plan (26 weeks) £60
  • Minimum spend of £40 per order, limited to one delivery per day.
  • Customers who don’t subscribe to Delivery Saver can still take advantage of Tesco’s competitive delivery rates, ranging from £3 to £6 depending on the time and day selected.


For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01992 644645
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