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Tesco cuts price of 500 products while free meal deal for kids returns

Nick Cheek
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Tesco has announced that prices will be cut for over 500 household goods helping customers with their weekly shop, in a sign that rocketing food inflation might have peaked.

The supermarket giant has directed the price reductions to goods that are bought every week, alongside typical summer choices and healthy options such as fruit.

A 145g tin of tuna will be reduced by 10p to 80p, while the price of a 400g block of cheddar cheese will be cut by 20p to £3.20.

Red grapes will be 20p cheaper at £1.80 per bunch, and frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and mango will be reduced by 25p to £2.25.

Other products such as milk, pasta, cod fillets and rice will also see a drop in price.

The 10p reduction on the price of milk means that Tesco customers will now pay 20p less for a four-pinter compared to what they would have done in April.

Kids eat free scheme to return

In an effort to help with the high cost of living during the summer holidays, Tesco’s Kids Eat Free scheme is to run again this summer.

A free children’s meal is offered if a paying adult produces a Clubcard, and spends just a minimum of 60p in 310 Tesco Cafes across the UK.

In England and Wales: the offer will begin on 24 July and end on 1 September. While in Scotland it will run from 3 July to 11 August, and in Northern Ireland, it also began on 3 July and will end on 1 September.

The supermarket’s cafes are to offer one free Kids Hot Meal Deal, Kids Breakfast or a Kids Pick ‘n’ Mix deal with each item bought by an adult.

Some of the most popular items on the menu include beans or avocado on toast, fish fingers, baked chicken goujons or a sandwich. The options for hot main meals also include a vegetable side dish, and the sandwich pick n mix deal contains a piece of fresh fruit and two snacks.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK CEO, said: “We know that the extra costs of keeping children fed and entertained during the long summer holiday can stretch household budgets, so we’re bringing back Kids Eat Free to give families a helping hand.”