Tesco reacts to Northern Ireland shoppers’ claims of missing Jubilee merchandise

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DUP Mid Ulster MP Keith Buchanan said he was first made aware of this last week and inquiries with the supermarket had so far ‘not clarified why the materials available in other UK stores are not available in Cookstown”.

Ulster trade unionist Tom Elliott (MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone) issued a joint statement with Cookstown Councilor Trevor Wilson asking: ‘If this is true it begs the question: Are Tesco embarrassed by the 70 years of Her Majesty’s service?”

Meanwhile, a statement from TUV Mid Ulster spokesman Glenn Moore said the problem goes much deeper than Tesco and Cookstown.

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“In recent days TUV has received numerous complaints about Platinum Jubilee products not being stocked in stores in Northern Ireland,” he said.

“If the reports turn out to be accurate, and they are as widespread as they appear to be, I find that both astonishing and insulting.”

Tesco said in a statement: “Our customers really appreciate the choice we offer and we know that many of our customers in Northern Ireland want to celebrate Jubilee.

“That’s why we’re stocking some products to help those who want to celebrate, as well as give the chance to win a limited edition Jubilee card with £700 to spend in store or online.”

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