Members will be able to connect directly with Tesco teams,

Members will be able to connect directly with Tesco teams,

Tesco has launched an online network for its 5,000 global suppliers as it works to increase transparency and improve its relationship with trading partners and customers.

The UK retailer, which has come under fire of late for squeezing suppliers on terms, and for its profit overstatement last year, says the new interactive platform will boost collaboration, innovation and sustainability across its suppliers globally

It brings together two pre-existing communities: the Tesco Producer Network for fresh food producers, and the Tesco Knowledge Hub for branded manufacturing and processing suppliers

Members will be able to connect directly with Tesco teams, learn more about Tesco and learn from each other on issues such as energy, food waste or innovation

“This new community of Tesco teams, suppliers and producers from around the world gives us the opportunity to improve communication, share ideas and continually improve the products that our customers enjoy,” said Jason Tarry, head of commercial at Tesco. “The Network will play an integral part in our partnerships with suppliers to deliver for our customers.”