The UK’s largest retailer is pressuring suppliers to comply with its pledge to make 65 per cent of the chain’s sales “healthy” by 2025.
Tesco has already pledged to remove 100 billion calories from its own brand products over the next two years, but now it wants more of its suppliers to make a similar commitment.
A Tesco spokesman said that through the scope review, they want to encourage suppliers to innovate, make food healthier and meet the company’s environmental protection goals.
“Our shared objectives for the review include continuing to provide easy access and outstanding quality, while maintaining a focus on value, health and sustainability,” the spokesperson said. According to the grocery newspaper.
“Tesco have considered changing direction in the past, but I think they now plan to use it as a key tool to drive down prices,” said David Sables, founder of business consultancy Sentinel Management Consultants https://www.sentinelmc.com/.
Recently, Tesco asked its suppliers to save costs as it tries to lower prices for customers faster than competitors.