Tesco drops price of milk for first time since May 2020 in a bid to support customers

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Tesco has announced it is cutting the price of an everyday item to help shoppers with the cost of living

Tesco customers will be able to save some money as the retailer has cut the price of milk from today (April 12). The supermarket has said it is the first time the cost of milk has been reduced since May 2020 as the retailer aims to support shoppers amid the cost of living crisis.

As families across the UK keep a close eye on their household budgets, the price of Tesco’s most popular milk product, the four pint variety, will drop in price from £1.65 to £1.55 from today. Tesco has announced similar price reductions across its milk range, including dropping the price of a pint of milk from 95p to 90p, and two pints from £1.30 to £1.25.

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While Tesco customers stand to benefit from the price cut, Tesco will renew its commitment to its nearly 500 British dairy farmers which make up its Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG). The price Tesco pays farmers for their milk is set independently from prices in store, meaning farmers will continue to benefit from a price that reflects the cost of production, which takes into account fluctuations in input costs such as fuel, feed, fertiliser and labour.

Tesco has also announced a further round of price investment for customers by locking in prices on over 1,000 everyday products until July 5. Tesco UK chief executive, Jason Tarry, said the continued price-lock on many everyday essentials, as well as the drop in milk prices will help to provide customers with peace of mind at a time when many families are still feeling the effects of an increase in the cost of living.

He 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 has announced it is cutting the price of an everyday item to help shoppers with the cost of living Tesco has announced it is cutting the price of an everyday item to help shoppers with the cost of living
Tesco has announced it is cutting the price of an everyday item to help shoppers with the cost of living | AFP via Getty Images

“This will not affect the price we pay our farmers. Our Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group was set up to ensure that farmers across the UK get a fair, independently-set price for the milk they produce for us. Our model gives farmers security when the market price for milk falls below the cost of production and reflects our long-standing commitment to our farmers.

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“Whether you’re buying a branded favourite covered by our price lock, stocking the cupboards with essentials from Aldi Price Match, or treating yourself to an exclusive deal with Clubcard Prices – you can be confident of finding great value at Tesco.”

The drop in cost of milk comes after Tesco has made several changes to its Clubcard scheme.

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