Friday 31 March 2017

Marmite-gate is over - Unilever ends dispute with Tesco

Photo by: Newscast/UIG via Getty Images
Photo by: Newscast/UIG via Getty Images
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

THE supply situation with Tesco involving the price of Marmite and other products has been successfully resolved, Unilever said.

In a statement the company said the items were once again "fully available".

A spokesman confirmed: "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. For all those that missed us, thanks for all the love."

But SuperValu - currently leading the supermarket rankings here - has confirmed that it may have an issue with Unilever products, which include Ben and Jerry's ice-cream, Persil, Hellman's mayonaise among a large and diverse range.

"Due to our refusal to accept what we consider to be an unjustified price increase, we may experience some supply issues on certain Unilever products," a SuperValue spokesman has confirmed.

"Negotiations with Unilever, however, are continuing and we are examining all options open to us. 

"We would stress that this is not our desired outcome, but we do not believe a price increase on the products under discussion is justified given the current exchange rate.  In fact, we believe that a price decrease is warranted given the fall in the value of sterling against the euro."

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