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• In the UK, the Telegraph reports that Tesco is "exploring opportunities to put more products like wonky carrots and imperfect apples on offer to encourage people to buy them." The move comes as Tesco concedes that "up to two thirds of its food ends up in the bin, including 68 per cent of bagged salads, 48 per cent of bakery goods and 24 per cent of grapes."

Tesco's position is that consumers have to be educated so that they understand that misshapen produce can be as tasty and nutritious as more cosmetically attractive produce.

Bloomberg reports that Tesco has invested "tens of millions of pounds" to acquire a minority stake in Lazada, an online mall that sells nonfoods - including electronics, books, clothing, toys, homeware and cameras - in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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