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Consumer rights group Which? said it had reported Tesco to the Competition & Markets Authority over the way it priced products which were on offer.

It said a bottle of Heinz ketchup, for example, was priced at £3.90, or 55.7p per 100g for standard customers, but Tesco did not include the same pricing labels for its Clubcard deal, meaning shoppers might not be getting the best deal. Which? said a larger bottle of Heinz ketchup, at 910g, was actually the cheapest option per 100g.

Sue Davies, the head of food policy at Which?, said: “Tesco’s unclear Clubcard pricing is at best confusing for shoppers struggling with soaring food inflation and at worst could be breaking the law.

“This is simply not good enough from the UK’s biggest supermarket. Tesco should think of its customers and act now to introduce clear unit pricing on all offers, including Clubcard promotions, so shoppers can easily find the best value items.

“We expect the regulator to look at unit pricing on the growing number of supermarket member price schemes as part of its review.”

Aren’t we a rich society when resources get pissed away of shit like this. Tho’ we might not stay a rich one all that long….

21 thoughts on “Yeebus”

  1. @philip: “A modest acquaintance with mental arithmetic would solve this problem.”

    Unfortunately that’s an acquaintance that is being forgotten rapidly. I’ve had an experience in a small shop when the girl behind the till needed a calculator to multiply by 10!

  2. “but Tesco did not include the same pricing labels for its Clubcard deal”

    So they included the pricing labels on the products that were available to everyone, as many shoppers do not have a Clubcard. The alternative would be two sets of pricing. To opt for Clubcard pricing only would presumably break whatever regulations require these labels as this would not be available to all customers.

  3. “…Or a pocket calculator…”

    Are there any phones which don’t have a pocket calculator app? There are many people who don’t know how to calculate price per whatever. That’s the real problem.

  4. Clubcard price reductions are usually a simple fraction of the non-clubcard price. So it is very easy to work out the reduced price unless one is totally innumerate. Obviously Tesco is discriminating against Guardian journalists but they are not (yet!) a protected category.

  5. Tesco’s multi buy deals only apply if you have their club card too. I got caught out because I didn’t notice that the wording on the signs describe the multi buy deals as the club card price, no club card = pay full price. I just stopped going to their shops, there are plenty of alternatives.

  6. I’ve just been to Tescos. I am running out of reasons to go there. They didn’t have what I explicitly wanted ( the lady stacking shelves said that they can’t understand it, they haven’t had any for a couple of weeks and it is a huge seller for them ). Aldi sells the same thing, but not as nice, I don’t like shopping there and only go when I run out of cat food.

    I refuse to have a clubcard because I don’t want them to know what I’m buying and always try to pay cash.

  7. Sometimes everywhere has no stock of what I want. Plain chocolate Bounty Bar, for instance.

  8. Which? used to be a place to check out which washing machine etc you should buy. Now it’s all Green and woke, full of crap about cost of living and does my hair drier harm the planet.

  9. They sometimes have prices showing for products where one brand is priced ‘per 100g’ whilst the other is priced ‘per kg’.

    The swines! How do they expect people to compare?!

  10. I don’t buy anything in Tesco with a club card price, why should I pay extra just because I don’t have a card.

  11. Which? used to be a place to check out which washing machine etc you should buy.

    It is now past its sell-by date

  12. Which is a fucking disgrace of an organisation. Not only does it rip off (mostly old) people by charging vast amounts for reviews that are available for free on places like Amazon, it’s amazingly a fucking charity and thus gets financial benefits for the purpose of providing dubious nonsense like the pree release above. Ban this twaddle now.

  13. Bloke in North Dorset

    Which? lost its market when the WWW took off. Why would I wait to hope the product I wanted would be reviewed soon or keep old mags just in case when I can do searches and check out different sites and aggregate the reviews myself?

    They’re no longer honest brokers and I would rather rely on Amazon reviews if I can’t find other sites.

  14. Let me get this straight – buying 10 kilo’s of tomatoes would be cheaper per kilo than buying 1 kilo?

    Of course, I will only be able to eat 1 kilo of tomatoes before the rest goes off and gets chucked in the bin, but wow, what a saving id’ve made…… No wonder this country is fucked.

    I actually have a 1.35Kg bottle of Heinz Ketchup, purchased when on offer in Iceland (the shop not the country obvs).
    Sell by date is June 2022………..

  15. Andrew: They sometimes have prices showing for products where one brand is priced ‘per 100g’ whilst the other is priced ‘per kg’.

    The one that amuses me is their unit pricing of toilet paper, where the price is divided by the number of sheets on the roll to give a “price per sht”. Perhaps a little further estimation is needed for the true cost but – quite.

    Might “Which” be a busted flush now? 🙂

    I’ll get me coat,,,,

  16. Which? is a classic of Gell-Mann Amnesia – whenever you read a review of a product that you knew something about, it was obviously written by an ignorant tosser.

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