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Pound drop ends in fight between supermarkets and supplier

Associated Press Associated Press 12/10/2016

LONDON — 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."

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