Heinz baked beans tins removed from Tesco shelves after price hike

Heinz has stopped supplying Tesco with some of its products in a dispute over pricing.

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A row over pricing has meant that people may not be able to buy Heinz baked beans from Tesco’s supermarket in Carlton.

Heinz has stopped supplying Tesco with some of its products in a dispute over pricing.

This means that a range of products may not be available at Tesco – such as beans, sauces and soups.

According to The Grocer magazine, products affected 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 and Chicken Noodle Soup 400g.

Kraft Heinz, which owns the brand, said its production costs were rising but it was working with Tesco to resolve the situation quickly.

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But Tesco said: “We will not pass on unjustifiable price increases to our customers.”

“We’re sorry that this means some products aren’t available right now,” a Tesco spokesperson said. “We hope to have this issue resolved soon.”

In recent months food manufacturers have reported rising costs, including for energy and commodities, with some warning they would need to raise the prices they charge to retailers. However supermarkets such as Tesco are striving to keep prices low for customers facing a cost-of-living squeeze and shopping more carefully.

A Kraft Heinz spokesman said the pricing issue was down to “today’s challenging economic environment – with commodity and production costs rising”.

He said the firm always looked at how it could “provide value through price, size and packs…. at a price point that works within their budgets”.

“We are confident of a positive resolution with Tesco,” he added.

Meanwhile, a Tesco spokesperson said the supermarket giant was “laser-focused on keeping the cost of the weekly shop in check”.

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“With household budgets under increasing pressure, now more than ever we have a responsibility to ensure customers get the best possible value, and we will not pass on unjustifiable price increases to our customers.”

Rising food prices have helped push inflation to a 40-year high and shoppers are already cutting back on the amount of food they buy, according to a survey for the Office for National Statistics.

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