IT S the disgusting black spread that s inferior to Snapbacks caps clearance Vegemite in every way but a shortage of Marmite is causing a political furore in Britain. The British staple was taken off the virtual shelves at supermarket Tesco on Thursday, following a reported row with supplier Unilever around pricing immediately after the pound plummeted on fears around the UK s Brexit plans. Jars of Marmite were currently not available inside the online store of Tesco the world s third biggest supermarket chain following the company reportedly refused Unilever s request to hike prices by ten per cent. Unilever demanded the prices of its products be increased in order to offset the cost of imported commodities following the recent fall from the pound towards the dollar, the Financial Times reported citing executives at numerous supermarket groups. The dispute broke out following a turbulent few days to the pound, which final week plummeted from the dollar to its lowest level for 31 several years. The sharp fall was attributed to fears Britain s decision to leave the eu Union could see the place leave the single market in the trade-off to gain control more than immigration. Other Unilever products like PG Tips tea and Ben & Jerry s Nike Free Run Australia Store ice cream were also unavailable on Tesco s online store, but it was the sudden absence of Marmite which prompted nationwide furore. Marmite wars appeared on the Metro newspaper front page, while the story also made The Times front page and BBC television information. Unilever refused to comment on its relationship with Tesco, while the supermarket chain claimed: We are currently experiencing availability issues on a number of Unilever products. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.
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