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Tesco is expanding a scheme that gives their unsold food to charities from warehouses. Tesco is the UK’s biggest grocer and although it has not had the best of news lately, this is something that makes the supermarket stand out.

Any leftover food will be available to local charities through the UK food redistribution charity Fare Share. The food will come from 10 of Tesco’s UK stores. A lot of food was wasted last year, Tesco claimed, when those who need it could have eaten it. 55,400 tonnes of food was thrown away, 30,000 tonnes of which could have been eaten.

Since 2012, Tesco has been working with Fare Share to donate surplus food. The majority of the wastage comes from bakery items, fruit and vegetables, and convenience items such as sandwiches and salads. These foods are fresh and so it seems likely that there will be some that goes to waste.

Tesco is currently testing an app with the UK food redistribution charity Fare Share and Republic of Ireland social enterprise Food Cloud. The app allows store managers to let charities know the amount of surplus food available to them at the end of each day.

Beneficiaries will include homeless hostels, women’s refuges and children’s clubs.

In April, Tesco had the worst results in its history and ended up with a record statutory pre-tax of £6.4 billion for the year to the end of February. This compares with the year before, when it had an annual pre-tax profit of £2.26 billion.

McPhersons have again separated themselves from the traditional accountant by becoming one of only 2% of accounting firms who have developed their very own app. So what made them decide to launch their app this week?


Mcphersons new app menu screen. Get it on your Android or Apple device today.

Says Mark Finch, Director at McPhersons “The way we all communicate has changed and will continue to change. With most of our clients using tablets and smartphones, this App is perfectly designed to enable us to reach them. With an estimated 830 million enterprise smartphone and tablet App users, it’s a channel that accountants and financial service companies can embrace to stand out from the crowd.”

There are thousands of apps out there, what makes this one so good?

  •        It gives you access to a wealth of useful financial information, wherever you are;
  •        There are some extremely clever tools e.g. a Mileage Tracker so you never have to record your business miles manually                  again;
  •        You can find out all the latest tax information, thresholds etc. and these will always be kept up to date
  •        You have access to various calculators e.g. VAT, Loans, Mortgage, Savings and more…

And best of all, it’s FREE!

You certainly can’t accuse McPhersons of being stuck in the past. They might be 57 years old but their forward-looking vision places them in a strong position when helping their clients plan for the future.

How to get the app:

Android/ Samsung

Either go to the Play Store on your device, search for mcphersons accountants and download or go online and download from Google Store

Apple Devices

Either go to the  App Store on your device, search for mcphersons accountants and download or go online and download from iTunes Store

Review the app!

Once you have the app, click on ‘App Review’ and give them a rating!