Tesco is taking on Amazon’s delivery prowess using robots to fulfil grocery orders within an hour.

The supermarket giant delivered its first basket of goods as part of its wider Tesco Now one-hour delivery trial and is currently mulling a wider roll-out of robot deliveries.

Tesco is definitely treading on Amazon’s turf here, but the etail titan is probably not too concerned.

Tesco is just one outfit investigating the possibility of driverless vehicles and it’ll be an arduous journey before we see them become mainstream.

Also today, French Connection investors continue to agitate, SCS managing director Kevin Royal has stepped down and Schuh has revealed rising sales and profits.

Plus, Retail Week spoke to Asos boss Nick Beighton on never growing old and to Morleys boss David Hordle on beating a tough market.

We also revealed the UK’s top 30 value hotspots.

Quote of the day

“Stay new, stay young, stay fresh.”

– Asos boss Nick Beighton on the secret to staying at the top of your game.

Today in numbers


The spot awarded to Romford in Retail Week’s run down of the top value retail spots in the UK


The number of days Asda has reduced its payment terms for small suppliers to

Tomorrow’s agenda

There are no financial updates to look out for tomorrow but keep an eye out for all sorts of wonderful things from us including The Retail Week.

Becky Waller-Davies, reporter