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DATE

September 30 , 2021


REUTERS IMPACT Tesco lets UK-Spain train take the strain to counter trucker crisis

Reuters 
September 29, 2021 (London,UK)

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco (TSCO.L) plans to expand its use of a train service to bring goods from Spain into the country which helped it cut emissions and protect deliveries through a truck drivers' shortage, its CEO told Reuters.

Ken Murphy said in an interview for the upcoming Reuters Impact conference that the last three months had been "quite challenging" but that the supermarket had coped well due to its close ties with suppliers and detailed planning.

The group has also started using a chilled rail service to bring fruit and vegetables into the country from Spain, helping to cut the number of trucks it has on roads and guarantee deliveries.

From 65,000 containers a year on rail, Tesco has an ambition to increase that to 90,000 containers by November or December.

Source
https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/reuters-impact-tesco-lets-uk-spain-train-take-strain-counter-trucker-crisis-2021-09-29/

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