As seasonal as the sales, the flurry of Christmas trading statements is well underway and we have reported our sales update this morning, which you can read online here. Standing back from the headlines, this year more than any other there are two clear trends for the industry.
26 November 13 By Sheila Gallagher
In September I had the privilege of travelling to Senegal with Pampers and UNICEF to find out more about a scheme Tesco supports. The Pampers and UNICEF 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign helps to provide maternal and newborn tetanus vaccines to mums in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Christmas is my favourite time of year. With just over 6 weeks to go, I am getting very excited and we know many of our customers are already planning theirs too. A huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes here to make sure it is just right for them, starting in some cases more than a year before products even go into store. Everything we do is geared to give our customers the best festive food, drink, decorations and gifts.
A lot has changed in the past 15 years. Back in 1998, the likes of All Saints and Spice Girls were topping the music charts, the blockbuster movie Titanic had just been released onto the big screen and we were all watching Cold Feet on the television. 1998 was also the year Tesco launched finest*. It was the first premium brand of its type to be launched by a major supermarket, and customers quickly recognised the quality of the products in the finest* range.
Over the past few years we’ve witnessed a profound and rapid change in the way our customers are living their lives. They’re communicating with friends and family on social networks, consuming media on the go, working and learning new skills virtually – and it’s all driven by technology.
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