Tesco appoints new Innovation Director

Lizzie Reynolds has started a new role at Tesco as Innovation Director. She will work with external partners and internal teams to identify new technologies, products and ideas that support future growth.

In May, Tesco teamed up with Uber Eats to help expand its Whoosh rapid grocery delivery service,

The retailer launched Whoosh, which aims to deliver food and drinks in under 60 minutes, in May 2021 and it now covers 200 Express outlets across the UK.

The deal with Uber launched from 20 stores, including Edinburgh, Bradford, Portsmouth, Norwich, St Albans and Letchworth.

Tesco says that the partnership will help towards the target of offering the service from 600 locations by the end of 2022.

Alex Troughton, Head of New Verticals and Grocery at Uber Eats UK, said: “It’s clear that the needs of businesses and consumers have been rapidly evolving in recent years and that trend is accelerating.”

“This exciting new partnership will harness the best of Uber’s technology to power superfast Tesco deliveries across the UK.”

“It is proof positive of the momentum we’re seeing in our groceries and retailer delivery offer, and we’re committed to providing world class solutions to our partners.”

Source: Retail Technology