Search

Organic porridge oats to be brought back by Hampstead Tesco following uproar

14:30 04 November 2013

Jenny Anderson is one of many unhappy about a reduction in organic produce at Tesco Express in Hampstead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Jenny Anderson is one of many unhappy about a reduction in organic produce at Tesco Express in Hampstead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Organic porridge oats could return to Tesco shelves in Hampstead after shoppers complained to the supermarket.

The food giant said it will “look into bringing this particular product back” to the Tesco Express store in Heath Street after facing criticism from Hampstead residents over slashing its organic offering.

The supermarket blamed the reduction on the nation’s economic woes. Writing to Hampstead shopper Jenny Anderson, who complained about a lack of organic fruit, vegetables and bread, a Tesco staff member said that the “present economic climate” had caused a “reduction in demand for organic products”.

But Ms Anderson, a play worker of Christchurch Hill, said: “There’s very little difference in price between a lot of organic and non-organic items.

“If it was just to do with the economic climate and the price, why don’t they stock all the cheaper ranges in Hampstead? There are lots of own-brand products that you can’t buy because they only sell the expensive branded versions.”

The shop has also been accused of stocking more junk food and fizzy drinks in recent weeks. A Tesco spokesman said: “We recently reviewed the range in Hampstead, and have in fact reduced the number of fizzy drinks and snack foods, and increased the number of whole food and ‘free from’ products.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

08:00
James Nelson celebrated his 100th birthday at the Henderson Court Resource Centre. Picture: Nigel Sutton

An award-winning scientist who invented scientific instruments at his Belsize Park firm has died aged 101.

Yesterday, 12:30
Tessa Walker with her award. Picture: Paul Starr

A Whittington Hospital nurse has been recognised at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards.

Yesterday, 08:00
Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections, British Library

Historian Peter Barber OBE is head of maps at the British Library and has lived in or near Highgate nearly all his life. The 66-year-old, now of Crouch End, sits on the council at Lauderdale House and has documented its history in 1993 tome, Lauderdale Revealed

Fri, 17:46
Mike Freer. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

With just under three weeks left until the general election, Conservative Mike Freer is locked in a fierce battle with Labour’s Sarah Sackman for re-election as Finchley and Golders Green MP. Tim Lamden caught up with Mr Freer ahead of the May 7 election.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder