Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • hecate
    • By hecate 14th May 19, 11:01 PM
    • 24Posts
    • 9Thanks
    hecate
    0 WOW
    Tesco axing products.
    • #1
    • 14th May 19, 11:01 PM
    0 WOW
    Tesco axing products. 14th May 19 at 11:01 PM
    Being housebound and with no transport,I've used Tesco's home delivery service for many years without a problem but now I'm having to find an alternative.They are axing 20% of their products but in my case.it's 25 of the 40 items I buy regularly.With the next cheapest alternative offered,my weekly shopping bill will rise from 70.00 to around 92.00.For medical reasons I can only drink bottled water-I don't drink tea,coffee.juice,soft drinks etc.I was more than happy with the own brand but this has now gone-the next cheapest is three times the price.Same with basics such as toilet paper,their own brand has gone,the next cheapest is also three times the cost.Many other items have simply disappeared with no alternative.Tesco say they are doing this to compete with ALDI,Lidl etc-I think they've shot themselves in the foot.I can't get out to shop in these discount stores unfortunately but Sainsbury's and even Waitrose now work out cheaper for home delivery.!
Page 1
    • maman
    • By maman 15th May 19, 10:57 AM
    • 20,648 Posts
    • 122,726 Thanks
    maman
    • #2
    • 15th May 19, 10:57 AM
    • #2
    • 15th May 19, 10:57 AM
    I'd read about Tesco cutting back on lines but to cut out the cheaper items to compete with Aldi/Lidl sounds like madness!


    Is there a list of what they're cutting out?
    • gardenmaker
    • By gardenmaker 19th May 19, 3:45 PM
    • 16 Posts
    • 11 Thanks
    gardenmaker
    • #3
    • 19th May 19, 3:45 PM
    • #3
    • 19th May 19, 3:45 PM
    Have you tried searching the Tesco website using the new “value” brand names they are using.

    E.g a search for Stockwell water gave me this (17p/2litres Stillwater). I don’t know what the value price before was, so sorry if this is the one you found was three times more!

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/301456121
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 19th May 19, 3:57 PM
    • 2,484 Posts
    • 4,964 Thanks
    dlusman
    • #4
    • 19th May 19, 3:57 PM
    • #4
    • 19th May 19, 3:57 PM
    Have you tried searching the Tesco website using the new “value” brand names they are using.

    E.g a search for Stockwell water gave me this (17p/2litres Stillwater). I don’t know what the value price before was, so sorry if this is the one you found was three times more!

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/301456121
    Originally posted by gardenmaker

    Presumably this is one of the lines being withdrawn - states
    "This product is no longer available online."


    Cheapest 2 litre bottle appears to be 45p
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/258366200


    Though you can buy cheaper in bulk
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/258016788
    Last edited by dlusman; 19-05-2019 at 4:03 PM.
    • wild666
    • By wild666 21st May 19, 3:44 PM
    • 350 Posts
    • 147 Thanks
    wild666
    • #5
    • 21st May 19, 3:44 PM
    • #5
    • 21st May 19, 3:44 PM
    Maybe they have just taken them off the online site but are available in the store
    Someone please tell me what money is
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 21st May 19, 4:27 PM
    • 2,755 Posts
    • 4,501 Thanks
    k3lvc
    • #6
    • 21st May 19, 4:27 PM
    • #6
    • 21st May 19, 4:27 PM
    Maybe they have just taken them off the online site but are available in the store
    Originally posted by wild666

    Indeed - 17p for 2l of water allows zero margin for delivery costs - I can imagine there'll have been a cull of low-margin items that are frequently purchased together and form unprofitable deliveries
    • Rainbowgirl84
    • By Rainbowgirl84 21st May 19, 10:54 PM
    • 1,068 Posts
    • 1,832 Thanks
    Rainbowgirl84
    • #7
    • 21st May 19, 10:54 PM
    • #7
    • 21st May 19, 10:54 PM
    Maybe they have just taken them off the online site but are available in the store
    Originally posted by wild666
    Bought 2 X 2L earlier today. There was a full pallet loaded with the bottles.
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 26th May 19, 11:10 AM
    • 25,150 Posts
    • 29,391 Thanks
    Fire Fox
    • #8
    • 26th May 19, 11:10 AM
    • #8
    • 26th May 19, 11:10 AM
    Cheap still water is apparently just tap water.
    Declutterbug-in-progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 26th May 19, 12:16 PM
    • 1,545 Posts
    • 2,676 Thanks
    rach_k
    • #9
    • 26th May 19, 12:16 PM
    • #9
    • 26th May 19, 12:16 PM
    The Stockwell water is still available for me to order online with no message about being discontinued. It often depends where you are - they must cater to what sells locally (would be mad not to!).
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 26th May 19, 1:58 PM
    • 10,084 Posts
    • 12,660 Thanks
    Owain Moneysaver
    Both my local Tescos have lost their deli counter service.

    I never bought anything from the deli counter but it was a good source of reductions towards the end of the day.

    Morrisons now seems cheaper for everything like that.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,424Posts Today

8,148Users online

Martin's Twitter