14 products you might struggle to buy at Tesco - thanks to Brexit

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of 'exploiting consumers' amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

Thursday, 13th October 2016, 5:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 2:56 pm

Unilever is believed to have demanded a 10 per cent price rise due to the falling value of sterling, halting deliveries to Tesco when it refused.

The stand-off has left the supermarket facing a shortage of brands such as Surf washing powder, Comfort fabric conditioner, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Pot Noodle and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

The move is understood to have hit online sales rather than products in store.

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Shoppers trying to buy items from Tesco’s website on Wednesday were met with the message “Sorry, this product is currently not available”.

It is thought a number of supermarkets are embroiled in the row with Unilever, which earlier this year posted profits of around £2 billion for the first half of 2016.

Unilever refused to comment on the dispute, but chief executive Paul Polman warned in June that a vote to leave the EU’s single market would increase prices for consumers.