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    • MSE Luke
    • By MSE Luke 13th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    MSE News: Can't buy Marmite or other Unilever products at Tesco? Here are...
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    • 13th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    MSE News: Can't buy Marmite or other Unilever products at Tesco? Here are... 13th Oct 16 at 5:45 PM
    Customers are reporting shortages of popular products amid a disagreement between Tesco and manufacturer Unilever...
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 13th Oct 16, 7:10 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:10 PM
    Who needs brands anyway? And who needs Tesco for that matter?

    Aldi and Lidl will each save you at least 30% against the branded equivalents at Tesco, and the quality's every bit as good - in many cases made to the same specification by the same producers.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 13th Oct 16, 7:15 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:15 PM
    Sometimes I wonder what life outside Costco is like, but still have years worth of supplies left.
    What happens if you push this button?
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 13th Oct 16, 8:40 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:40 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:40 PM
    Not the first time Tesco have done this, even though they have settled just shop elsewhere and help shrink their market share even further.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Oct 16, 9:38 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:38 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:38 PM
    They say the issue has been resolved but can take 5-7 days minimum to get the stock in Tesco
    Rejoined Slimming World 28/7/16
    Lost 2st 2lb first time Need to lose that again
    Lost 10lb 1st 6lb to go
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 14th Oct 16, 1:19 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:19 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:19 AM
    Still cheaper in the pound shops and 99p shops. They've resolved this now (no news on what that means) but is anyone sitting back looking at this and thinking ..."publicity stunt!" The Tesco man in charge used to work for Unilever.

    Either he really is on the side of the customer -which call me cynical here but I struggle to believe any retail worker is on the side of the customer above that of their own, or he has contacts and has managed to portray Tesco as the supermarket primarily for the customer over and above that of their own profit.
    Hmmmmm....
    • lin473
    • By lin473 14th Oct 16, 9:07 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:07 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:07 AM
    Free jar at Iceland today - using a token in today's Daily Mail if you can bring yourself to buy it !
    I suspect it will be while stocks last though
    • minislim
    • By minislim 14th Oct 16, 10:09 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:09 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:09 AM
    to be honest i actually applaud tescos for this. its about time someone stood up to these brands who've failed to pass on the savings when the pound was high back to the customer.
    now the shoe is on the other foot they dont like it. so try to hike up prices to bolster their coffers!
    no thanks!

    dont really use many unilver brands anyway. the only one i can think of was Lynx antiperspirant which i had used since my teens (im 35 now). always tried to buy it when it was on special offer. but in the last 12 months those offers have almost dried up.
    funnily enough i tried another new brand on the market that has been selling their bigger cans for less than i used to pay for lynx. and its a much better product!

    bye bye unilever!
    • lin473
    • By lin473 14th Oct 16, 1:49 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:49 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 1:49 PM
    Free jar at Iceland today - using a token in today's Daily Mail if you can bring yourself to buy it !
    I suspect it will be while stocks last though
    Originally posted by lin473
    Well that was a bit of a wild goose chase !
    All sold out - or perhaps a clever marketing trick .
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 14th Oct 16, 8:02 PM
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    Well that was a bit of a wild goose chase !
    All sold out - or perhaps a clever marketing trick .
    Originally posted by lin473
    The latter, I think - there were very few available, and it's rumoured that stores were told to take stocks off the shelves last night.

    Hardly anybody managed to get one, but the Mail did manage to sell a lot of extra papers.

    Marketing trick is a nice way of putting it. I'd call it a blatant con.
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 24th Oct 16, 2:12 AM
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    Who needs Tesco when Aldi sell Marmite and much cheaper!
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