Dear Mr Tesco…Why Have Your Double Seated Trolleys Become Extinct?


Dear Mr Tesco,

Nearly eighteen years ago after the birth of my first daughter shopping in your store started to become my weekly ritual.

Your store is local, great products friendly staff, easy parking and all in all a good shopping experience.

My daughter strange as it seemed used to love sitting in the trolley with her teddy of choice next to her in the great double seated trolley, helping out by picking everything she liked and having a chat to her little friend.

Unfortunately many years on it is a completely different experience for me as your double seated trolleys that used to be the norm are now nowhere to be seen!


With my family expanding I now have two under three’s to try and get around the store, which either involves me sitting one of them in the main basket with the risk of  them toppling out or getting engulfed in the shopping.  Or having them running free which would mean I need eyes in the back of my head as they try to grab everything in sight whilst running up and down the aisles.

I’m sure there are many other parents out there with small children and particularly twins that find this increasingly irritating and just adds extra stress to an already stressful situation.

Is it really that much of an issue to create trollys with a double seat?  As far as I can see it’s a no brainer.  They don’t take up any more room than the single seats and would make a far better shopping experience for many parents out there.


A Very Fraught Mum





10 thoughts on “Dear Mr Tesco…Why Have Your Double Seated Trolleys Become Extinct?

  1. I hope you get a response from them! I tweeted a similar picture to them a while back. I really don’t understand why they wouldn’t make doubles. Our local Asda has recently got rid of all singles in favour of doubles and a big well done to them!

    1. Well done to ASDA. Someone has just suggested to more to there or Morrisons.
      So far they have said they will add some extras to my local store but I’m not holding my breath.
      The only way forward is to follow ASDA lead by the sound of it x

  2. I feel you pain! I am always after trolleys with room for a toddler and a baby. Aldi are pretty good with trolleys they seem to stock every kind of seat combo.

    1. Our local Aldi is good for them and I would swap to them to shop if they did a free from ranges as I have a little one with allergies.
      One supermarket a week is my limit!! X

  3. Our local grocery here in Texas, HEB, has the two seater carts quite standard these days, but I got very good at pushing a double pushchair in front of me while dragging a cart behind. It’s not elegant, but it kept us fed.

    Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

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