Household brands are disappearing from Tesco shelves after a dispute with Unilever.
Its believed that the Europe-based goods manufacturer Unilever has been pressing to charge Tesco ten per cent more for its products.
The supermarket has refused to pay, and Unilever has stopped its deliveries to Tesco stores around the country.
Goods such as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Colmans mustard and Lynx body spray are already labelled ‘out of stock’ on the Tesco website. But it’s Marmite being pulled from shelves that Twitter is chirping about, with the the hastag #marmitegate being the top trend this lunchtime.
You are either going to love this news or you are going to hate it #Marmitegate
— Allyson Thurber (@allythurber) 13 October 2016
— Chris Southon (@cpsouthon) 12 October 2016
I knew Brexit was a marmite issue. Turns out Marmite is also a Brexit issue #Marmitegate
— Jonathan Simons (@PXEducation) 12 October 2016
Several more supermarkets, including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and ASDA, have reportedly begun negotiations with Unilever over prices of products.