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Tesco named Hitwise Top 10 award winner for 2006


Tesco, the UKís leading food and wine retailer, is one of the big winners of the Hitwise Top 10 Online Performance Awards for 2006.

Over the course of 2006, ranked first place for visits among all other UK websites in the Hitwise Shopping and Classifieds - Grocery and Alcohol category, with the Tesco Wine Club coming in at eighth place in the same category.

Tesco Wine Club has been flourishing online, with wine festivals held twice a year. March and April 2007 saw Tescoís Champagne Festival, with prices slashed up to 33 per cent on a range of cases of champagne online. Tescoís variety of wine to buy online includes award winning champagnes as well as wine that caters to special diets - so vegetarian, vegan and organic consumers wonít be left out.

Mid April to mid May 2007 sees the next twice-yearly Tesco Wine Festival, which offers up to 50% off a wide range of selected white and red wines. So whether wine fans are looking for the finest Australian Merlots or the best deals on red wine from the Bordeaux region of France, Tescoís Wine Festival will deliver.

Tesco Wine Club also offers consumers some great mixed wine cases, which are the perfect way to experiment with their range of varied and rewarding wines. This way, customers are able to experiment with a selection of recognised wines and champagnes without having to invest in a separate case for each of them - and itís deals like this that have played a vital role in securing Tesco Wineís position at number eight in the Hitwise Top 10 Shopping and Classifieds - Grocery and Alcohol category for 2006.

The Hitwise UK Online Performance Awards celebrates the most successful UK websites in 50 key selected industries, based on the market share of visits a website has received throughout 2006. Tesco Books online also ranked fourth place in the Shopping and Classifieds - Books category, while Tesco Flowers came in at number three for Shopping and Classifieds - Flowers and Gifts.

About Tesco:
Tesco is the UKís leading supermarket retailer. Although Tesco has stores across the world, the core market is the UK, where the company employs 250,000 people and operates over 1,779 stores. Almost 80% of group sales and profits come from the UK business.

Tesco Plc operates in 12 markets outside the UK, in Europe and Asia. The retail giant employs 100,000 people in its international operations, serving over 15 million customers and generating £7.6 billion in sales and a £370 billion profit.


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