Tesco has dropped the value of its milk for the primary time since Could 2020.

From as we speak (Thursday, April 13), the value of its four-pint selection milks will drop from £1.65 to £1.55.

It additionally introduced related value reductions throughout its milk vary, together with dropping the value of a pint of milk from 95p to 90p, and two pints from £1.30 to £1.25.

Nevertheless, the grocery store has mentioned that these value drops will not have an effect on the value paid to its farmers.

Whereas annoucing these modifications, Tesco mentioned that it was additionally renewing its dedication to its “almost 500 British dairy farmers which make up its Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG)”.

“The value Tesco pays farmers for his or her milk is ready independently from costs in retailer, that means farmers will proceed to profit from a value that displays the price of manufacturing, which takes under consideration fluctuations in enter prices similar to gas, feed, fertiliser and labour,” it mentioned.

Tesco UK chief govt Jason Tarry mentioned the retailer goals to pay a good value to its suppliers and farmers whereas additionally introducing measures that shield and profit its shoppers.

“Milk is a key on a regular basis staple for therefore many households. We have seen some value value deflation for milk throughout the market in latest occasions, and we wish to take this chance to cross that discount on to clients,” he mentioned.

“This is not going to have an effect on the value we pay our farmers. Our Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group was arrange to make sure that farmers throughout the UK get a good, independently-set value for the milk they produce for us.

“Our mannequin offers farmers safety when the market value for milk falls beneath the price of manufacturing and displays our long-standing dedication to our farmers.

“We all know that clients are nonetheless having to finances rigorously, so we’re happy to have the ability to scale back costs the place we are able to, and in addition give them a bit of further assist by locking the costs of greater than a thousand on a regular basis merchandise.”