Marmite fans fear a shortage of their favourite spread after a huge Unilever Tesco fall out has seen the company pull 200 products from the supermarket shelves.
Dozens of products have been pulled from Tesco’s online stocks because of a post Brexit fall out between the supermarket and company Unilever.
Unilever produce some of your favourite products. From Hellmann’s mayonnaise to Pot Noodle, and PG Tips tea, to Marmite, the company Unilever are behind many household names.
The fallout happened after Unilever told Tesco that it wanted to increase the prices of some of it’s products. The price increase could be as much as 10%. Unilever claim the increase is down to a weak pound following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Supermarket chain Tesco refused to increase the price of the products for its customers. As a result, Unilever have stopped supplying 200 well-known products to Tesco stores.
Marmite, Flora, Persil, Dove, PG Tips, Vaseline, in addition to much loved product Ben & Jerry’s are among the products that have been pulled from the Tesco website. The products will also not be supplied to stores for the time being. Meaning when they run out, they won’t be restocked.
Critics have argued that Unilever are using Britain’s decision to leave the EU as an ‘excuse to raise prices’.
Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth said, “I think it’s pretty outrageous that Unilever is seeking to exploit their customers using a fall in the value of the pound.”
“I think it will be very damaging to the reputation of Unilever,” Sir Gerald Howarth told the Daily Telegraph. “Consumers will switch to other products where companies aren’t seeking to fleece the consumer.”
So, what do you think? Can you do without products like PG Tips and Marmite? Or will you shop elsewhere to buy them?