Tesco pulls Heinz products off its shelves and accuses the baked bean giant of trying to force ‘unjustifiable’ price rises on to customers
- Kraft Heinz has paused its supply to popular supermarket chain Tesco
- Many items are unavailable online including the family favourite Heinz Beanz
- Tesco said it ‘will not pass on unjustifiable price increases’ to its customers
- The two companies are said to be working closely to resolve the situation
Heinz products have been stripped from Tesco shelves following a trade dispute over price increases.
This comes as the supermarket chain said that it ‘will not pass on unjustifiable price increases’ to its customers.
It is believed that Kraft Heinz, the manufacturer of Heinz goods, has paused supply to the retailer, meaning that many beloved products are not available at the moment.
It is believed that Kraft Heinz, the manufacturer of Heinz goods, has paused supply to Tesco following a trade dispute over prices. Tesco said it ‘will not pass on unjustifiable price increases’ to its customers
According to The Grocer magazine, the family favourites unavailable on the retailer’s website include: Beanz 4x415g; Sticky Barbecue Sauce 500g; Salad Cream 605g; Baked Beans & Pork Sausages 200g; Beanz No Added Sugar 4x415g; Snap Pots 4x200g; Beanz No Added Sugar 200g; Chicken Noodle Soup 400g.
A Tesco spokesperson told The Grocer that the retailer was ‘laser-focused’ on keeping the cost of the weekly shop in check, offering customers great value through our combination of Aldi Price Match, Low Everyday Prices and Clubcard Prices’.
A Kraft Heinz spokesman also suggested price had been at the heart of the issue.
Many family favourites are unavailable online at Tesco including the Heinz Beanz. Other products include Sticky Barbecue Sauce, Salad Cream and Baked Beans & Pork Sausages
He said that in today’s ‘challenging economic environment – with commodity and production costs rising – many consumers are working within tight budgets’.
He added: ‘We always look at how we can provide value through price, size and packs so consumers can enjoy the products they love and trust at a price point that works within their budgets, without compromising on quality.’
Kraft Heinz said it was ‘working closely with Tesco to resolve the situation as quickly as possible’ and was ‘confident in a positive resolution’