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Tesco announces details of 'price lock freeze' until Easter

Tesco announced the freeze will last until Easter. (Getty)
Tesco announced the freeze will last until Easter. (Getty)

Tesco has announced it will freeze prices on over a thousand products until Easter, despite inflation still running at record highs.

The supermarket chain announced the plan on 4 January and follows a similar scheme that ran from early October until the start of 2023.

Tesco UK Chief Executive, Jason Tarry, said: "As we start the New Year, we know times are tough for many of our customers right now.

A shopper walking through the aisle of a Tesco supermarket in London. Picture date: Saturday September 3, 2022. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Over a thousand products will see their price frozen. (PA)

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"We hope this extended price lock commitment gives our customers the certainty of knowing that over a thousand household favourites and own brand essentials will stay at the same low price for months to come."

Some of the price freezes include:

  • Heinz Baked Beans at 0.65p

  • Birds Eye 4 breaded cod cakes £1.40

  • Bakers Whirlers dog treats £1

  • Herbal Essences lime shampoo £1.95

  • Robinsons orange squash £1.25

  • Surf tropical 3in1 wash capsules £5

  • Sarsons malt vinegar 0.85p

  • Listerine mouthwash 0.99p

  • Tesco 4 breaded plaice fillets £5.25

  • Kelloggs all bran £3

  • Nescafe instant coffee £3

  • 80 Tesco teabags £1

  • Johnson's baby shampoo £1.45

  • Tesco Anti-dandruff shampoo £1.10

  • Tesco garlic baguette 95p

Several supermarkets have made similar moves to Tesco, with Co-op and M&S currently observing a price freeze until the end of this month.

Asda also introduced a Blue Light Card discount scheme last year which gives some shoppers 10% off their shopping.

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M&S has also frozen food prices. (PA)
M&S has also frozen food prices. (PA)

This was meant to end on New Year's Eve but it was extended until the end of March.

Waitrose has also unveiled a "Great Saving Event" that will last throughout January.

The deal will see the price of several household staples like Oral-B toothpaste and Twinings English Breakfast 100 Tea Bags cut by 50%.

Several Waitrose Essential meals will also have their price cut.

Other branded items will be cut by 25%.