Supervalu negotiations "still ongoing" as Unilever resolves Tesco price row

Dispute could see popular household goods taken off Irish supermarket shelves

Supervalu negotiations "still ongoing" as Unilever resolves Tesco price row

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Unilever has resolved its pricing dispute with Tesco bringing ‘Marmite-gate’ closer to a conclusion.

The global consumer goods giant – behind everything from Persil washing powder to Ben & Jerry's ice cream – had stopped deliveries to all UK Tesco stores after the retail chain rejected its 10% price demand to deal with the falling value of the pound.

SuperValu said this evening that its negotiations with Unilever are still ongoing. They've warned customers they may experience supply issues as negotiations with Unilever continue.

The retailer said the price increase isn't justified, and that a drop in price is actually needed given the current exchange rate.

Tesco Ireland did not shed any light on what the Mexican standoff could mean for Irish shoppers, telling Newstalk.com that it was "not appropriate to comment on commercial relationships with individual suppliers".

It is understood that Dunnes Stores also rejected Unilever's price demands, but its outlets will not be impacted.