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Happy Chinese New Year!

19 February 2015

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Today marks the beginning of Chinese New Year, with many of our colleagues and customers celebrating the event worldwide. In the Chinese calendar, every year has one of twelve animals assigned to it, and this year is the year of the Sheep.

On the run up to this hugely celebrated event, our colleagues in Malaysia launched the “Ong
Mali” campaign – a special Chinese New Year campaign developed to highlight our key product lines, specials and rewards for Chinese New Year. Both customers and colleagues were treated to an action packed lion dance performance which starred our very own Tesco dragon – take a look at the video below to see him in action!

Georg Fischer, our CEO in Tesco Malaysia says that “Chinese New Year is a very special time for us at Tesco Malaysia. Our five-week Chinese New Year Campaign offers great promos, treats and exciting events that bring together customers, families and the community.”

It’s not just our international colleagues and customers who celebrating though! Chinese New Year is now a widely celebrated in the UK and we are expecting an increase in sales of up to 30% on noodles, rice and accompaniments this year. Check out our colleague Mike’s food blog to find out more.

We’d love to hear how your family and friends are celebrating Chinese New Year too. Why not share your stories in the Comments section of this story?

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