Pound drop ends in fight between supermarkets and supplier

LONDON (AP) " Britain's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has pulled cherished products such as Marmite spread and Ben & Jerry's ice cream from its website amid a dispute with consumer goods giant Unilever.

Stocks of the brands are running low as British newspapers report that Tesco is resisting Unilever's attempts to raise prices by 10 percent after the pound plunged against the dollar following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Tesco said in a statement Wednesday that "We are currently experiencing availability issues on a number of Unilever products. We hope to have this issue resolved soon."

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron blamed the government, saying: "The chaos around Brexit is now hitting our supermarket shelves. This shows the Government doesn't have a plan or even a clue."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 25 Oct 2016 02:39:44 Processing Time: 416ms