Tesco in UK to remove dedicated Irish food sections from stores

Club Lemon, Cidona and Chef brown sauce are some of the products set to be removed from shelves...

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Tesco in the UK is set to remove dedicated Irish food sections from its stores.

The company currently offers 58 products in the Irish area of its 'World Food' section. Just over 200 stores in the UK stock the products.

The Irish food areas were introduced in 2011.

However, the Irish Post newspaper reported that the supermarket is now set to cut the dedicated Irish food sections, with a handful of the Irish products set to be integrated into the general product range.

Club Lemon, Cidona and Chef brown sauce are among the products due to be removed from the selection.

The Post reports that only nine products - including Tayto cheese & onion crisps, Club Orange and Barry’s Tea Gold Blend teabags - will remain available.

A number of social media users have expressed their frustration with the planned removal of the products:

Responding to customers on Twitter, a Tesco UK spokesperson said: "We review our ranges to deliver the best possible shopping experience for customers. A number of the most popular Irish lines will be going into our main ranges across the UK. 

"The changes will ensure we continue to offer great availability on the most popular Irish products at affordable prices."