Tesco reveals most commonly-forgotten Christmas products

Gravy, stuffing, cooking oil and fruit cocktail are amongst the products most commonly forgotten by Brits in the rush to finish the shopping before Christmas, Tesco can reveal.

Customers also often forget to stock up on bin liners, tin foil and table salt before the big day.

To help customers this year, Tesco has launched a dedicated section in its 1,975 Express stores for these most forgotten items – so whether it’s custard or kitchen roll, they won’t be caught short on Christmas morning.

Tesco has introduced the section after experiencing a rush to buy essential, but often-forgotten, festive necessities at its Express stores in the days leading up to Christmas.

Last year in the week leading up to Christmas, Tesco Express stores saw:
a 150% spike in sales of tin foil
a near-200% increase on stuffing sales
a 155% lift in sales of table sauces
sales of gravy granules up by more than a third

The other items customers most commonly forget to include in their Christmas shop include:
Fruit Cocktail in Juice
Sunflower oil
Meringue nests
Kitchen roll
Bin liners
Table salt
Toilet roll
Cling film

Kevin Tindall, Managing Director for Tesco Convenience, said, “We know Christmas is a busy time of year – so while it’s easy to remember the turkey and Brussels sprouts, it’s just as easy to forget those bin liners for the end of day clear-up, or kitchen roll for Christmas dinner spillages.

“With the launch of our ‘easily forgotten’ sections, we’re giving our customers one less thing to worry about this Christmas.”