Move over Aldi? Now you can buy cut-price groceries at The Reject Shop

Sep 09, 2020
The Reject Shop now stocks Tesco prodcuts. Source: Getty (stock image)

Bargain-hunting Australians could save some money on their weekly grocery shop, as cut-price retailer The Reject Shop has signed a multi-million dollar deal with the UK’s biggest supermarket Tesco to stock its products.

Now, shoppers can get their hands on a wide range of Tesco’s home brand products at their local Reject Shop, from tasty snacks such as biscuits and cake mix, to pantry staples like microwavable rice, tinned tomatoes and even flour.

The Reject Shop signed the deal to stock Tesco products around four months ago and now the first products have hit shelves across the country – and it’s bound to go down a treat with British expats living across Australia. The deal is currently expected to last three years.

“We’ve teamed up with one of the biggest supermarkets in the world selling their best-selling lines. The higher the volume we buy, the cheaper it will be for customers,” The Reject Shop CEO Andre Reich told news.com.au. 

“A lot of people are struggling to make ends meet, that’s one thing Covid has taught us. We’re all facing tough economic times. This is about giving Australians the best-quality products at the best price.”

Prices start at just $1.50 for a packet of Tesco fajita seasoning or $1.75 for a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes, while a 100g jar of Stockwell & Co instant coffee will set you back just $4. British tea drinkers will also be able to get their hands on 100 English Breakfast Tea teabags for just $3.75 and 50 Tesco Finest Earl Grey teabags for $4.

The discount range also includes jars of pesto for $2.50, plain and self-raising flour for $2.50 and smooth or crunchy peanut butter for $3.50.

Many people have taken to social media to discuss the news, with one Pom living in Tasmania writing: “So great that you have joined with Tesco I picked up a few thing today thanks the reject shop from a Brit living in Tassie.” Another user commented: “So cool to have Tesco products here. Even after 5 years I still miss Tesco and Asda.”

While another wrote: “Fantastic news! Can’t wait to see the Tesco goodies in the shops.”

However others raised concerns about supporting Aussie businesses and home-grown produce, with one person saying: “So here we are trying to get everyone to buy Australian and the Reject shop are importing more foreign foods…”

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