BRITISH branches of Tesco throw away a fivers worth of alcohol every year, they have confirmed.
Although each store discards tons of fresh bread, fruit and vegetables, staff cannot remember the last time booze stayed on the shelf more than a week.
Branch manager Tom Logan said: Were shovelling rotten salad into the skip every night, but a can of Stella hasn’t gone past its ‘drink by’ date since the last but one Labour government.
Theyre usually queuing up to meet the delivery van on a Friday afternoon before it even reaches the shelves.
“I did once chuck a four-pack of Foster’s away but only because I caught a customer licking it.”
Plumber Roy Hobbs said: “If these shops are serious about cutting waste they should start soaking out-of-date salad bags in vodka.
“I’ve tried it and home and the results are very tangy, it’s salad for grown-ups.”
Sale assistant Emma Bradford said: Sorry, go back a bit, youre implying lager can go mouldy?
“I need to get home immediately.