Friday, 24 August 2012


Ocado Low Price Promise
Ocado targets Blackpool with new money saving tool

(8th August 2012) ONLINE GROCER, Ocado, pledged today to beat the price of all comparable Tesco shopping baskets with the launch of its Low Price Promise. The money saving initiative, which will be trialled in Blackpool, is an extension of Ocado’s existing Tesco Price Match scheme.

Not only will the UK’s biggest online supermarket cut out the time and hassle of check-out queues, but it will save cash too. Customers can shop online as normal, whilst a clever tool will monitor comparable groceries, including favourite household brands along with certain Waitrose and Ocado own-label products, adding them together for a cumulative total which will then be compared to an equivalent order at If it would have cost the customer less with Tesco, Ocado will provide a money-off voucher for the difference, plus a little bit more. 

The new Low Price Promise will also honour any current promotions, providing even greater savings on top of its Tesco Price Match policy which already offers low prices on over 7,000 of the nation’s favourite grocery products, from Tropicana orange juice and Kellogg’s cornflakes, to Rachel’s Organic yoghurt and Pizza Express’ range of ready-made pizzas.

The Low Price Promise is also available on the popular Ocado on the Go app, providing customers with basket-filling flexibility and great deals around the clock. Details are available at the following link:

Jason Gissing, Ocado Co-Founder, comments: “At Ocado we’re committed to providing the very best range, customer service and value for our customers. We have matched Tesco’s prices on branded goods for many years.  Now with our Low Price Promise we’re going one step further by giving customers a money off voucher if we don't beat Tesco on comparable branded and own label goods.  As the name says, this is a promise to our customers. We won’t just match Tesco prices. We’ll beat them."

For more information please contact:
Estelle Boon                            Tel: 020 7693 6959    Email: 
Candida Lathbridge                Tel: 020 7693 7491                 Email: 
Rochelle Collison                    Tel: 020 7693 7496     Email:

About Ocado:
Ocado ( was established in 2000, started trading in 2002 and is now one of Britain’s leading online supermarkets. Ocado operates a centralised distribution model which means that it does not rely upon a network of stores from which to service customers – orders are fulfilled at a unique, high-automated Customer Fulfilment Centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, before being loaded onto delivery vans making local routes, or transported by HGV to vans stationed at a network of regional UK distribution spokes. Ocado delivers over 25,000 product lines including Waitrose goods and a growing Ocado own-label range.

Ocado Low Price Promise:
·         At the end of a customer’s shop, Ocado will add together all the comparable groceries in the basket
·         The total price will be compared with what the customer would have paid for an
equivalent order at – including promotions
·         If the shopping would have cost the customer less from Tesco, they will receive a money-off voucher for the difference plus 1p
·         ‘Comparable groceries’ include household brands and certain Waitrose and Ocado own-label groceries
·         Minimum spend - £40
·         To redeem your voucher on your next shop, enter your unique voucher code at the checkout


Broadgate’s Summer of Sport!
This summer’s hottest sporting events will be shown on the big screens at Broadgate

Britain is gearing up for a sporting summer of epic proportions, and Broadgate is inviting workers to watch on the big screens so they don’t miss a minute of the action!

With the Tour De France, British Open and Investec Test Series set to hit our screens this July, British sports fans are spoilt for choice this summer.  Add to that the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the whole country is on to a winner, with sporting events to suit all tastes.

Broadgate is showing all key sporting events, including the Olympic Opening Ceremony, live on big screens in Exchange Square, Broadgate Circle and Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate.  All screens are in the open air, and surrounded by a huge choice of restaurants, cafes and bars.

For more information, please visit  Please note, all screenings are subject to weather conditions.

Summer of Sport at Broadgate
WHEN: From July 2012
WHERE: Exchange Square, Broadgate Circle and Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate
INFO: See for up-to-date details on sport screenings

Situated in the heart of the City of London's Square Mile, Broadgate is much more than a geographical area.  It’s a dynamic, thriving business community, home to some of the world’s biggest corporations and top professional practices where over 30,000 people work each day. There are five distinct areas that make up Broadgate; Broadgate Circle, Exchange Square, Broadgate Plaza, Finsbury Avenue Square and Bishopsgate.  The squares, terraces, colonnades and piazzas provide a perfect setting for people to meet, eat, talk, shop, enjoy the entertainment on offer or merely watch the world go by.



Research released today, xx July 2012, conducted by nationwide restaurant chains Brewers Fayre and Table Table, has revealed that more than a third of children (37%) in the UK are skipping breakfast – most because parents say they simply don’t have the time to give their kids a healthy start to the day. This is despite almost all of the parents polled (98%) stating that they believe breakfast to be the most important meal of the day.

In addition to time pressures, other reasons for children missing breakfast include saying they aren’t hungry and that they are bored with eating the same thing every day. Worryingly two in one hundred under-15s said they skip breakfast in a bid to lose weight and 75% state that they never have fruit in the morning.

Children in Glasgow were reported as being the worst culprits when it comes to skipping breakfast, with 47% of Glaswegian parents saying that their children have nothing to eat in the morning. Other cities that were revealed as ditching breakfast regularly were Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham and London; all claiming that time and a lack of variation were the main factors.

More than two thirds of parents surveyed (78%) say they wish they had more time to sit down and enjoy breakfast with their children in the morning. 61% of the children surveyed echoed this, saying they would like to sit down for breakfast with their parents more often, with 5% claiming they have NEVER experienced a family breakfast.

With the summer holidays about to kick off, celebrity foodie and Masterchef winner Liz McClarnon is backing Brewers Fayre and Table Table’s campaign to get kids excited about breakfast again. “I was so surprised to discover that over a third of children in the UK are missing breakfast regularly and even more so that almost one in ten children don’t even think that breakfast is an important meal. The summer holidays are such a great time to start forging good habits with the kids and get them enjoying breakfast again so they will look forward to it, rather than skipping it”.

Brewers Fayre and Table Table Restaurants all across the UK are encouraging children aged between the ages of 8-15 to make up an exclusive, new Kid’s Breakfast Taster Panel over the school summer break, to help test drive the brand new breakfast menu, with guidance from some expert chefs. Thirty children from across the UK will be chosen to join Brewers Fayre and Table Table chefs for a tongue-tingling tasting session, and armed with their taste buds, will be presented with an assortment of breakfast dishes from the new menus to cast their opinion on.

All kids across the UK can enjoy a great start to the day with a free breakfast at Brewers Fayre and Table Table. Kids under the age of 16 can eat free when dining with a parent or guardian and can enjoy any breakfast they please from the variety available including cooked breakfasts, cereals, porridge, fresh fruits, crumpets and much more!

Kids can find out more information and enter to win a place on the ‘Kids Breakfast Taster Panel’ via before midnight on Thursday 26th July 2012. Full terms and conditions apply and are available on the websites.


For further press information, please contact Julie-Anne Power, Elaine Jones or George Costi on / 020 7693 6999

Notes to Editors:

Research of 1,002 UK adult parents and 1,002 UK children (aged 8-15) conducted by Censuswide, July 2012.

Additional survey findings include;
  • 33% of UK parents wish that their children ate breakfast more often.
  • 15% of parents polled stated that they would like their children to eat a healthier breakfast.
  • Cereal, toast and fruit were polled as being the favourite breakfasts of UK children.
  • 23% of parents wish they could offer their children more variety at breakfast time.
  • 59% of UK adults claim that when they do have the chance, they enjoy sitting down with their children to have breakfast.
  • When asked about their ideal breakfast companion, UK kids claimed they would most like to share breakfast time with One Direction, followed by David Beckham, Ant & Dec, Rihanna and Wayne Rooney.

About Brewers Fayre

Brewers Fayre is a popular family favourite, serving great value food in a warm and family friendly pub restaurant environment. Brewers Fayre pub restaurants make every guest feel special and are designed to cater for all, from those seeking a quieter meal for two or through to those seeking to dine as larger family group.
Brewers Fayre restaurants offer excellent value – deals including our 2 main meals for £10 offer Monday to Friday before 6.30pm; 15 tasty dishes available which include a wide range of traditional pub classics, such as Hand Battered Fish and Chips, Gammon Steak and Beef and Ale Pie, which are perfect for an everyday treat. Plus you can order 2 desserts for £2!
Brewers Fayre has an extensive and delicious children's menu, featuring main meals from just £3.99 and including dishes such as sausage and mash, tomato pasta and chicken curry. Brewers Fayre offer an excellent Meal Deal option of £4.50 for any kid’s main meal and dessert!
Buffet Place
Join us at our Buffet Place and try our theme night buffets available 7 days a week, including a hearty carvery all day Sunday. All you can eat buffets from £5.99/£6.49 and kids eat for £4.49.
Choose from:
Chinese Night - Mondays from 5pm
Pie Night – Tuesdays from 5pm
Tex Mex Night - Wednesdays from 5pm
Curry Night - Thursdays from 5pm
Chip Shop Night - Fridays from 5pm
Chicken Shack – Saturdays from 5pm. £8.99/£9.99
Sunday Carvery – 12 noon ‘til 8pm. Starter and a main for £8.99/£9.49 or 3 courses for £10.99/£11.49.

Visit for further details.
About Table Table

Table Table launched in 2008 and now has over 110 restaurants throughout the UK. The menu has been created  to include classic pub dishes, served by friendly and helpful staff at great prices. Our chefs are passionate about food, whether it's the hand-battered fish and chips, the chocolate fudge sensation cake or or the mouth-watering steak and kidney pie with its signature ceramic blackbird, Table Table can guarantee good food and great service.

For children there's a wide choice on the Kid's Menu, with everything from Chicken Goujons and Spaghetti Bolognese to Ice Cream Sundae and Mini Chocolate Challenge. Parents also have good reason to love the Kid's Menu too, because with every adult meal purchased, one kid's meal is just £1 between Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 6:30pm.
Visit for further details.
Brewers Fayre and Table Table both support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The charity needs to raise £50 million every year to support the care the hospital provides to some of the UK’s sickest children.



25th July 2012, GetTaxi, the black taxi-ordering app, has launched the new BlackBerry version of the service, meaning the unparalleled iPhone and Android functionality is now available to BlackBerry users. The new release has allowed GetTaxi to leap ahead of its competitors, being the only app of its kind catering for those with BlackBerry devices.

The experience for BlackBerry users with the new Version 2.0 app means that taxi travel worldwide has never been more convenient. The app identifies a user’s location and brings them a taxi as quick and effectively as possible. Features include full driver information including their number plate, phone number and picture.

With an option to pay with cash or credit card with no additional cost to passenger or driver, taxi-ordering has become easier than ever before. The app has already facilitated over 400,000 taxi rides worldwide, with this number growing daily.

Features of the redesigned GetTaxi BlackBerry app Version 2.0 include:

·         Choice of entering location through GPS or picking a well known spot, such as a cafe or restaurant

·         In addition to the instant ordering, there is an option to pre-book cabs for exact time.

·         Be rewarded with Loyalty Points for taking rides and sharing the application

·         Option to pay by cash, voucher or business account credit card, with no additional cost to the passenger or driver

Shahar Waiser, Founder and CEO of GetTaxi comments: “We are very excited to take the lead with our new BlackBerry app and do something our competitors cannot. The newly improved app enables BlackBerry users to have the same high quality experience already available on iPhone and Android that is already facilitating thousands of taxi rides each day. ”

GetTaxi gives people a quick and easy way to order a taxi from their BlackBerry, Android or iPhone. And GetTaxi’s drivers are equipped with a dedicated “plug-and-ride” driver unit, which allows them to instantly join GetTaxi and start earning money.

With GetTaxi already servicing the UK, Israel, Russia and imminent plans to launch in New York made possible by a recent $20 million investment (bringing the total investment in the company $30 million to date), the taxi service is poised for global domination.

GetTaxi is focused on creating the best possible taxi experience for its clientele with the combination of intuitive app and web interface, worldwide presence and exceptional service.

The GetTaxi Version 2.0 app is available to download free from BlackBerry App World.


For more information please contact Julie-Anne Power Frank PR – 020 7693 6999 /

For more information on GetTaxi visit