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Tesco to stop stocking Heinz over price row

Britain’s biggest supermarket chain has apologised to customers after supermarket shelves are empty.

Heinz has stopped supplying Tesco after a row between the two companies about price increases on baked beans, tomato ketchup and other products.

Tesco’s website shows that products including 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 are unavailable.

Britain’s biggest supermarket chain has apologised to customers after supermarket shelves are empty, saying it would not pass on “unjustifiable price increases”. 

Kraft Heinz, the American company that owns the Heinz brand, said it was “working closely with Tesco to resolve the situation as quickly as possible”.

A Tesco spokesperson told the Telegraph: “We’re 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.

“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.

The spokesperson added: “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 confident of a positive resolution with Tesco.”

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