Heinz removes baked beans from Tesco in row over pricing

Heinz has stopped supplying UK supermarket giant Tesco with a number of products, including cans of baked beans and tomato soup.

The two companies are locked in a dispute over pricing. Other family favourites that are disappearing from Tesco shelves are ketchup and salad cream.

Kraft Heinz said production costs were rising, but was working with the supermarket to resolve the situation.

A Tesco spokesperson said:“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.

“We’re sorry that this means some products aren’t available right now, but we have plenty of alternatives to choose from and we hope to have this issue resolved soon.”

Heinz said: “We are working closely with Tesco to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. In today’s challenging economic environment – with commodity and production costs rising – many consumers are working within tight budgets.

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

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