Tesco Technology? It’s not just about checkouts. If you think of your average Tesco store, technology might not be what immediately springs to mind. So, it may surprise you to know that our innovation in technology began over 20 years ago with the launch of our Clubcard loyalty programme and the advent of dial-up shopping; and it hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down since then. Tesco is still at the forefront of technology and it permeates our entire business; from our supply chain to our stores, and of course online too.
Each year we schedule 272.3 million miles of lorry journeys, our systems plan over 112 million square feet of space, and we receive an average of 1,200 orders for groceries online every minute. Not only do we operate the biggest grocery home shopping platform in the world, we also have the biggest identity store in the UK, and APIs which do tens of thousands of TPS.
Our Technology teams define, build and launch digital products that impact the lives of 476,000 colleagues, and millions of customers. Working across high profile projects such as our Clubcard loyalty programme, mobile payment solutions and in-store scan as you shop options, they face the challenging task of delivering scalable solutions and creative improvements; ensuring that every commit contributes to us serving our shoppers a little better every day.