Does anyone know. Is this a Tesco policy?
On my way home from the motorshow Tueday evening I popped into a local Tesco Store. It was about 8pm. I knew I needed bread so went to the bread counter to get a Tesco wholemeal loaf that is baked instore.
But I was astounded at what I saw. There was Tesco employee at the bread counter removing all the days store cooked wholemeal loaves into black sacks. When he was questioned as to why he said the bread was made fresh daily and that the bread he was removing from the display was to be disposed of as it was now old stock. He said it was not worth Tesco reducing the bread to clear stock as it did not cost them anymore to make it.
I was astounded at the waste being displayed. There were at least 4 full black sacks of bread and he was still in the process. Even though I and a friend I was with asked about purchasing some of the bread at a reduced price if all was being cleared this was rejected. I am aware that this store is not big on items such as bread pudding so I can only imagine that the destination for this bread was the refuse skip. Is this a new Tesco policy of ensuring that bread is only sold at full price or nothing?
I emailed Tesco customer service but as yet have not even recieved a confirmation that they have recieved the email.
Days later I am still infuriated at this display of waste. My friend is in full agreement. The employee was not removing the bread as part of a health clearance directive. We did check whether this may have been why he was just loading everything into refuse sacks but he said that it was because it was not cost effective for Tesco to reduce store cooked bread.