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Shoppers fuming as Tesco charges for item that was always free

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Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain is now charging for clothes hangers (Picture: Getty Images)

Want a hanger with your clothes? Well if you buy something from Tesco it’ll cost you.

The supermarket giant has left shoppers fuming after giving them the option of paying 10p for a hanger, or leave it for the store to be used again.

Tesco said it’s trialling this new idea in some of its shops that sell its F&F clothes.

The charge has been implemented in a move to help the planet by using less plastic, but some customers have branded it ‘pathetic’.

This new charge does not yet apply to all Tesco stores and it’s unknown how many stores are taking part.

Taking to the Tesco subreddit for employees and customers of the UKs largest supermarket, one user called it a ‘sneaky charge being imposed on customers’ because they hadn’t seen it before.

Leave those hangers in store (Picture: Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

They said: ‘So, was in Tesco today, got some swimming clothes for the kids and my wife got a dress.

‘Went through the scan as you shop and paid, went to get the tags taken off and was told it’s 10p for a clothes hanger.

‘Now I work at this store, and I’ve never heard of this. I’ve also never seen anything around the store or around the clothes section.

‘So either someone is trying to earn some extra dosh or it’s a sneaky charge being imposed on customers. Has anyone else had this?’

Some shoppers agreed with the original post and said they didn’t like Tesco charging 10p for hangers, with one person saying: ‘Tesco charging 10p if you want to keep their hangers now! Next there will be an entrance fee.’

‘What’s next they gonna start charging for the air you breathe? 25p oxygen charge,’ wrote another.

One said: ‘If this is a new thing that is actually pathetic of Tesco to do that.’



Recent supermarket changes

Our beloved supermarkets regularly switch things up to keep us on our toes.

In brilliant news, Morrisons recently extended their quieter hours, which help those that struggle with being overstimulated by bright lights, and loud noises – like tanoy announcements and the beeping of checkouts. Quiet hours now include 2pm to 3pm every Monday to Thursday.

Aldi shoppers will be able to kill two birds with one stone thanks to a change happening outside of the bargain retailer. The supermarket trialled InPost lockers at 22 of its stores throughout March, which meant customers were able to use to collect and return orders from other places. 

And, the Coop recently transformed its loyalty scheme, meaning more savings than ever for committed customers. The supermarket’s Member Prices, which were previously only available in-store, are now available online too.

But many users agree with the charge. One was quick to point out: ‘It’s a trial. They are trying to discourage people from taking hangers as they usually just get chucked anyway.

‘If Tesco can keep them they can reuse them and therefore don’t have to produce more. Little planet saving steps.’

The chain is encouraging customers to leave hangers in store if they’re not required. As a result, Tesco bosses have seen an increase in the number of hangers being reused.

Tesco said a small number of stores are taking part, but it’s not been confirmed yet which stores are or how many stores are taking part.

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