PG Tips and Ben & Jerry’s taken off the shelves at Tesco online in Brexit dispute

A collection of many favourite household brands are being whisked off the online shelves by Tesco after a Brexit-themed dispute with a supplier.

Classic tea PG Tips, love-it-or-hate-it Marmite, and instant meal Pot Noodles are among many brands made by Unilever which will no longer be on the online shelves – but they’re still in stores.

Unilever wants Tesco to raise prices on these products in the UK due to the decrease in the value of the pound, as the firm tends to produce many products outside the country then move them in to be sold.

Hellmann’s mayo, fabric conditioner Comfort, and much-loved comfort food Ben & Jerry’s are gone too.

“Clearly the scale of the negotiation is much bigger than usual, but so is the event. Brexit-sized events are rare,” Bruno Monteyne, an analyst at Bernstein, told the BBC.

“This is such a large event that it may simply be that the two gorillas on both sides have decided to go through the motions of the negotiation on behalf of the industry.

“This isn’t about Tesco or Unilever but about all UK retailers & suppliers,” he added.

Unilever bosses said the situation “will be resolved pretty quickly”.

(Pic: BBC)

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