Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tesco opens in Tenbury at last!

Some eight and a half years after the first soil samples were taken, the gleaming new Tesco store was opened this morning by the Tenbury Mayor, Mark Willis.

With Mark, is the Store Manager, Dave Ashton, representatives from the Adam Millichip Foundation and the Tenbury Town Band who each were donated cheques for £500, Lilly from Burford Primary who designed the shopping bags being presented today to shoppers, and various Tesco Managers and Customer Service Assistants.

The shop has been busy since it opened its doors at 8am this morning, and whilst the car park was often almost filled to capacity, there was a good turn over so (when I was there) there was no queuing.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Tesco to deploy AFRC at Tenbury

Tesco already use ANPR Automatic Number Plate Recognition to help control their car parks, but in Tenbury they have gone one step further and have installed ACFR Automatic Customer Face Recognition. This system links into a database of names and faces collated from sources such as Facebook, Twitter etc.

Spokesperson Aprilla Uno said we want to be able to help our colleagues recognise loyal customers and greet them by name".

Tesco have declined to comment on the speculation that this system will enable staff to spot people entering the store who were part of the No Tesco campaign.