Marmite row: Unilever says Tesco Brexit supply stand-off 'resolved'

May Bulman
Thursday 13 October 2016 17:50

Issues surrounding the supply of Marmite and other leading brands to Tesco has been resolved and the items are once again "fully available", Unilever has said.

A spokesman from the multinational household goods giant said: "Unilever is pleased to confirm that the supply situation with Tesco in the UK and Ireland has now been successfully resolved.

"We have been working together closely to reach this resolution and ensure our much-loved brands are once again fully available."

It comes after Tesco removed a number of popular products from its website including Marmite, Bovril and PG Tips from its online store following a price row with supplier Unilever over the plunging pound. The products were still being sold in stores but Tesco said shelves were running short of several brands.

The public responded to the news with relief. One Twitter user wrote: "The world is safe Unilever dispute with Tesco resolved.. Phew".

Others meanwhile expressed indifference over the situation, with one writing that he "couldn't care less that Unilever is back with Tesco", while another saying: "Can't help thinking the Unilever/Tesco thing was a bit of theatre."

Unilever had reportedly demanded a 10 per cent price rise in its products, including those made in the UK, to offset the higher cost of imported goods.

It followed the news that the pound has fallen in value by around 17 per cent since the UK voted to leave the EU in June.

Unilever appeared positive about the resolution, adding: "For all those that missed us, thanks for all the love."

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