Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tesco pulls Heineken products in latest spat over price changes

Tesco has pulled many of Heineken‘s leading beers from its shelves amid the latest public spat over supplier prices.

Heineken, Amstel, Sol, Kingfisher and four other beers have been removed from the supermarket‘s stocks as Tesco once again refuses to pay suppliers inflated prices.

This marks the latest discrepancy between Tesco and its suppliers after recentlt refusing to pay Unilever‘s exaggerated prices for its products including Marmite.

Heineken have blamed the increased production costs due to the slump in the pound after Brexit and the increased beer duty in Chancellor Philip Hammond‘s recent Budget for the rise in prices.

READ MORE: Much Marmite about nothing?

Twenty-four of the group‘s 53 brands are affected by the price hikes, with Tesco refusing to pay the price for eight of its leading beers alongside larger pack sizes of 16 others like Fosters, Strongbow and Kronenbourg 1664.

The group’s products have not been present on Tesco shelves for six weeks following a stalemate between the companies, although the dispute is not thought to be hostile.

“We frequently review our ranges to ensure they meet the needs of customers,” a Tesco spokesperson said.

“We continue to offer customers a great range of beer, lager and cider,”

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