Comments 0CARDIFF, Wales — Tesco told shareholders it will shut down the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market chain if it continues to disappoint, according to published reports. Speaking at the company's annual meeting here Friday, Philip Clarke, Tesco's chief executive officer, said, "If we see there is no chance of success, we'll do as we've just done in Japan," referring to Tesco's decision last year to leave that market. "It is not about ego — we are businessmen." The company rejected calls from Change to Win for an independent review of Fresh & Easy. Change to Win, an investment
A woman who had been selling on eBay for 14 years under the name "Animal" was stunned when eBay gave her user ID to a branded retailer in the U.K. to entice it to open a shop and changed her name to the unappealing animal_animal123.
SHARE: Email Print LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Tesco unveiled Irelands first zero-carbon retail outlet, which is the companys fourth such stores in its global network. The U.K.-based grocery giant has zero-carbon stores in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire in England, and Welshpool in Wales. The third store is located in Bang Phra, Thailand, which is slated to open shortly. The new store in Cabra, Dublin includes lights that dim according to the level of natural daylight, and rainwater collection for flushing staff toilets. "Our zero-carbon stores are designed with both the customer and the environment in mind," said Bukky Bird, Tescos head
Amazon.com will add a new fulfillment center in Scotland at Dunfermline, to be its biggest in the UK and creating over 750 new jobs. The new facility will offer 1 million square feet of space, built to Amazon's specifications. It is expected work will begin on-site immediately and will be operational by the end of the year. In July, the company announced it would be adding 13 new fulfillment centers worldwide. Amazon will also add an additional 200 posts at its existing fulfillment facility in Gourock, Scotland, and is expected to create a further 1,500 temporary jobs during peak