The news today is full of the spat between Tesco & Unilever over the proposal of the latter to put up the price of their products (causing the former to de-list them), citing the value of the pound & Brexit as being the reason (even though some of them are made in the UK but this is a Dutch company) ..... this will affect many of the brands we buy every day (but only if you shop at Tesco at the moment) ....... so my question is, how do you feel about Marmite? Personally I am not keen, but my OH dashed out at 10 o'clock last night to buy up 3 big jars because he can't bear the thought of having to live without Marmite on toast (I warned him that's how shortages occur!). For me, it's tea bags - I always buy PG Tips and don't like other brands, or at least I don't think I do .... perhaps in a blind taste test I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Are there any brands that you stick with through thick & thin and buy week in & week out and would really miss if they were off the shelves for any period of time?
Do you think this may be the tip of the iceberg and we will see prices going up (like petrol is) because of the imminent Brexit and it's effect on exchange rates? Is it a price worth paying for you?
I'm not a Marmite fan, but I love PG Tips too jax. I am not hugely loyal to brands at least not for food shopping, but I always stick to the same brands for toiletries and makeup, for example Mitchum anti perspirant, Bourjois lipgloss.
I do think this may be a sign of things to come and I have been watching the exchange rates as we are off to the US in half-term, the week after next, wish I'd bought my currency sooner.
At work we have had most of the brands we sell raise their prices already and a second increase due on 1st January. It's been a nightmare repricing the whole of the showroom so often. Brexit is being blamed for them but I am not convinced some may be using it as an excuse. On a personal level, I am quite flexible, so if some branded products were not on the shelves, I am sure I could substitute without too many issues. I definitely wouldn't miss Marmite lol
Having never liked Marmite, I wasn't unduly bothered, although I was surprised as to how many branded products Unilever handles. I do think that this is just the tip of the iceberg, and it will be a bumpy ride for many years to get things sorted. Does Marmite have a long shelf life Jax? Your OH isn't storing the jars in his wardrobe yet
Not a marmite eater - it burns my mouth! I always buy Yorkshire tea bags even though I never drink it - it's for my visitors and workmen and all because my parents would drink nothing else. I always buy Kenco instant coffee and absolutely NEVER Nescafe.
Marmite is made in this country with I understand British products so why does the drop in sterling worry them? If anything selling marmite for export would be in their favour unless they are saying that the cost of fuel/energy has gone up? I am a scrooge and buy Tesco own brands where possible, why pay more for a brand name when the quality is very similar, if not the same? I am not a tea connoisseur and my palate says Tesco own is stronger & better than some of the branded teas at half the price.
The ingredients are made here but I bet they import the jar and lid
I am sure that's what they said on the news. Also the price of petrol is rising (almost daily) which will have a knock on effect even for British manufactured goods.
I heard a guy on the radio who runs a small independent coffee shop and imports his own coffee but it's priced in dollars, so obviously the price he is paying is getting higher and he was saying he'd try to keep going at the same price for a bit, but inevitably he would have to put up the price he charges for a cup of coffee or else he'd have to consider shutting his business because he simply wouldn't be able to make a profit.
Tesco are cheating ******. When we were running our diesel car on cooking oil, I noticed that the price of cooking oil rose at exactly the same rate as the diesel.
But more than that, their own brand of cooking oil was actually 10p/litre more expensive than another brand they stocked. Then when the diesel rose by 1p, so did their own cooking oil, but the branded 10p cheaper one rose by 11p.
So I wrote and complained, they just kept chanting rising farm prices, and ignored me pointing out that how could Tescos cooking oil be rising by 1p and the branded one by 11p?