Tesco is to stop selling six-pint own-brand bottles of milk in a bid to reduce waste.
Shoppers have since taken to social media to share their discontent over the change, with one branding it “ridiculous”, while others have said they will purchase milk from other supermarkets instead.
@Tesco .. phasing out 6 pint milk to 'reduce waste' so I'll have to buy 8 pints which means more plastic and possibly waste .. or travel more often 🙄🤦🏽♂️ (or just shop elsewhere that does sell 6 pints)
— 𝐍Ⓘℕ𝓳ค (@Obi1_Shinobi) July 29, 2023
@Tesco whose brilliant idea was it to phase out 6 pint containers of milk? We don't all live in cities, and some of us have to travel a long way to a supermarket. I can't fit four 4 pint containers in my fridge. So I will just go to @Asda or @Morrisons instead. Thanks!
— Peterhead Town Trail (@PhdTownTrail) July 29, 2023
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A Tesco spokesperson told the publication: “We are phasing out six pint bottles of milk to reduce wastage, but our four pint bottles provide the same great value per pint, especially as we have reduced milk prices twice in recent weeks.”
In April, the supermarket dropped its milk prices for the first time since May 2020 across stores and online.
At the time, Tesco UK chief executive, Jason Tarry, said: “We know that customers are still having to budget carefully, so we’re pleased to be able to reduce prices where we can, and also give them a little extra help by locking the prices of more than a thousand everyday products.
“Milk is a key everyday staple for so many families. We’ve seen some cost price deflation for milk across the market in recent times, and we want to take this opportunity to pass that reduction on to customers.”
Tesco’s four-pint own-brand milk is currently priced at £1.45, while its two pint offering is £1.20 and one pint is 90p.