CHESHUNT, ENGLAND - Tesco Inc., operator of 500 supermarkets throughout the United Kingdom, will market its full line of milk in plastic containers by year's end. The grocery retailer, based in Cheshunt, began selling milk in 4-pint and 6-pint high density polyethylene containers last year. In September, the retailer will convert pint and other smaller containers from gable-top cardboard and cardboard box containers, according to a company spokesman.
The change came when Tesco surveyed customers on their preferences for packaging. The firm was told that 92 percent of shoppers preferred plastic.