It has been a dark 24 hours but Unilever has provided some light at the end of the tunnel after admitting its price war with Tesco has been ‘successfully resolved’.
Dubbed the Marmite row, the dispute saw goods like PG Tips, Pot Noodles and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise removed from the supermarket’s website in a disagreement over wholesale prices.
Unilever had confirmed it was sticking up its prices to compensate for its the dramatic fall in the value of the pound to a 168 year low.
But a spokesperson confirmed today that the issue had been sorted out – closing with a slightly cringeworthy thanks to everyone worried about what was going on.
hey said: ‘Unilever is pleased to confirm that the supply situation with Tesco in the UK and Ireland has now been successfully resolved.
‘We have been working together closely to reach this resolution and ensure our much-loved brands are once again fully available.
‘For all those that missed us, thanks for all the love.’
Unilever had said it would raise prices by 10% to compensate for the drop in value of the pound but the BBC claimed it has had to give some leeway to resolve the dispute.
NOte – there was never a supply problem for Pick n Pay the British supermarket in Guardamar !