MSE News: Can't buy Marmite or other Unilever products at Tesco? Here are...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
Customers are reporting shortages of popular products amid a disagreement between Tesco and manufacturer Unilever...
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'Can't buy Marmite or other Unilever products at Tesco? Here are the cheapest alternatives'
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  • Doc_NDoc_N Forumite
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    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.
  • PincherPincher
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    Sometimes I wonder what life outside Costco is like, but still have years worth of supplies left.
  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    Not the first time Tesco have done this, even though they have settled just shop elsewhere and help shrink their market share even further.

  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    They say the issue has been resolved but can take 5-7 days minimum to get the stock in Tesco
  • jenniewbjenniewb Forumite
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    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....
  • lin473lin473 Forumite
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    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
  • minislimminislim Forumite
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    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!
  • lin473lin473 Forumite
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    lin473 wrote: »
    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

    Well that was a bit of a wild goose chase !
    All sold out - or perhaps a clever marketing trick .:undecided
  • Doc_NDoc_N Forumite
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    lin473 wrote: »
    Well that was a bit of a wild goose chase !
    All sold out - or perhaps a clever marketing trick .:undecided
    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_MoonFeral_Moon Forumite
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    Who needs Tesco when Aldi sell Marmite and much cheaper! :D
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