Marmite falls victim to Brexit

Love it or hate it, it seems you may no longer be able to get your hands on it in Britain. Tesco has pulled the plug on products including Marmite, blaming post-Brexit prices.
The supermarket giant has taken dozens of Unilever products off its shelves because of a row over increasing costs.
Tesco is believed to have said no to a request from the British-Dutch multinational to increase prices by up to 10% because of the plummeting value of the pound.
Sterling has already fallen by a staggering 17% since Britain voted in favour of a divorce from Europe in the June referendum.
Unilever makes dozens of favourite household brands including Marmite, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Surf washing powder, PG Tips, Comfort fabric conditioner, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Pot Noodles, Dove soap and Signal toothpaste
Consumers logging onto Tesco’s website will find lots of products already out-of-stock, although the supermarket says it will continue to sell the stock it has in physical stores until it runs out.
A statement from Tesco said simply: “We are currently experiencing availability issues on a number of Unilever products. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.”
Ironically, Tesco’s chief executive Dave Lewis used to work at Unilver before joining the supermarket giant.
And, it could be that other supermarkets follow suit as already other chains have expressed their own concerns about Unilver’s demands.
The move is already leading to consumers scouring stores for their favourite products before shops run out of stock.
Discussions about Marmite are trending on Twitter with one fan of the spread saying: “Today I was mocked for keeping an emergency Marmite supply in my handbag. Two words, apocalypse ready.”
Another tweet says: “Imagine if Cameron had tried that one in the referendum campaign, ‘If you vote Leave there will be no more Marmite or Ben & Jerry’s.”
Senior MPs have already stepped into the standoff between Tesco and Unilever, with many accusing the multinational of “exploiting consumers” following the Brexit vote.
One minister went as far as saying that Unilver was “reprehensible” and said the company was simply using Brexit as an excuse.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has earlier urged Britain to stay focused on leaving Europe with the best deal possible. He warned there is likely to be what he described as a “blame Brexit festival” as he rejected calls from a cross-party coalition of MPs to give the Commons a vote on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU.
Unilver itself has so far refused to comment.



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