Tesco changes popular food products in UK stores - including new lines and updated packaging

Tesco bakery

The bakery range was expanded

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 22/09/2023

- 09:38

Updated: 11/10/2023

- 15:46

Tesco has revamped some of its most popular food items

The retailer has invested in its stores with a range of new items, giving more food options for shoppers.

It has also brought in new packaging that cut back on plastic waste and make products easier to recycle.

Tesco rolled out new mince packaging that will cut back on 70 per cent of plastic.

New vacuum packed 'pillow packs' that feature less packaging have been trialled.

Fresh fruit and veg farmers

This was seen on Tesco Beef Lean Steak Mince 5 per cent fat and Tesco Beef Mince 500g 20 per cent fat.

The new packaging is smaller in size and easily recyclable at home.

Tesco commercial director for Fresh Dom Morrey said: “As well as looking for great value when they shop, customers want to see less plastic packaging in their trolleys. Pillow packs are a win-win: they keep the mince in perfect condition while requiring much less plastic.

“Removing or reducing unnecessary plastic is an important way that Tesco can reduce its environmental impact. We're proud of what we have done so far but continue to look for ways to do more."

This comes as Tesco changed the packaging on milk cartons in the UK.

The switch to clear lids will make milk cartons easier to recycle.

The retailer rolled out new speciality breads and sweet products to offer a more premium experience.

It re-designed its in store bakery range with nearly 30 new items introduced.

Packaging was also updated to include nutritional information.

Tesco mince

It has trialled new meat packaging


Shoppers can pick up Tesco Finest options such as Tesco Finest Cheddar Boule, £2.25, and Tesco Finest Halkidiki and Kalamata Olive Batard, £2.25.

Tesco lead bakery product development manager Sarah Donovan said: “Times are changing in the baking world, and we’re seeing the emergence of an adventurous new type of shopper who is eager to try more premium artisan varieties of bread and sweet treats.

“But we don’t believe that shoppers should have to pay high prices for artisan bakery items, which is why we’ve launched a new range of great quality products baked daily in store.”

This comes as Sainsbury's changed 16 staple Taste the Difference products in UK stores.

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