Tesco launches new range of 'wonky' cucumbers
15 June 2016
Tesco has launched a brand new range of low-priced ‘wonky’ cucumbers to help customers looking to save over the summer months.
The cucumbers are priced at 35p per 100g and will form part of the Perfectly Imperfect range, which already includes parsnips, potatoes and strawberries.
Matt Simister, Commercial Director for Fresh Food and Commodities at Tesco said:
“Providing great quality produce at low prices is clearly something our customers find really helpful, and we’re expecting our new Perfectly Imperfect cucumbers to prove just as popular as the rest of the range. We want to do everything we can to cut food waste, and we’ll continue to do more to help our suppliers and customers reduce the amount of food that is wasted from farm to fork.”
The Perfectly Imperfect range has proved extremely popular with Tesco customers, and since it was launched:
· Sales volumes of Perfectly Imperfect are ten times bigger now than they were when the range was introduced, thanks to increased customer awareness as well as a rapid expansion of the range;
· Sales of Perfectly Imperfect Apples have more than trebled; and
· Sales of Perfectly Imperfect Parsnips have more than doubled.
It is expected the Perfectly Imperfect range will be expanded to cover up to 10 different types of fruit and vegetables. From next week Perfectly Imperfect courgettes will also be on sale at Tesco stores.