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• Tesco-owned Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets in the western US announced that it is introducing more gluten-free products, adding new shelf labels to call out notable gluten-free items and is making a list readily available of all products in the store that are made without gluten-ingredients. The move is a response to the fact that gluten-free is the number one dietary request from its shoppers.

• In the UK, the Sun reports that Tesco has begun posting signs in its stores prohibiting people from shopping in their pajamas.

The sign specifically says: “To avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others, we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store.”

Tesco says the policy is being implemented as a reaction to customer complaints.
KC's View:
This simply would not fly in the US. It is my impression that, at least in this neck of the woods, teenagers - mostly girls - love to wander around in their long pajama bottoms...usually worn with a pair of Uggs and a sweatshirt. (Trust me on this one. One of these girls lives in the same house as me.)

It isn’t my favorite look. But it could be a lot worse.