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Heinz Stops Supplying Tesco With Ketchup Over Price Row

HJ Heinz Co. Products At a Supermarket Ahead of Earnings Data
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Kraft Heinz Co. has temporarily stopped supplying supermarket chain Tesco Plc with most of its products, including ketchup and baked beans, in a row over price increases as businesses grapple with the worst inflation in four decades. 

Britain’s biggest grocer confirmed many of the American food manufacturer’s items are not currently available in store or online but said it “will not pass on unjustifiable price increases to our customers.” The grocer said it had “plenty of alternatives” to choose from -- Tesco sells store-brand ketchup and baked beans -- adding “we hope to have this issue resolved soon.”