TESCO REASSURE CONCERNED CUSTOMERS THAT POST BREXIT CONSUMER GOODS WILL BE OF SAME STANDARD
‘Nobody warned me Pot Noodles were at stake’ says concerned Leave voter
TESCO HAS MOVED QUICKLY to reassure customers that post-Brexit consumer goods will be just as good as before.
The feckless supermarket giant has stopped selling major household brands such as Marmite, Flora and Persil detergent to its online customers following a row with Unilever, one of its main suppliers.
The products are still being sold in stores but Tesco said its shelves were running short of several brands on Thursday morning.
After years of mistreating its suppliers Tesco had the tables turned on them this week when Unilever demanded a 10% price rise due to the falling value of the pound against the dollar and euro, and halted deliveries to Tesco when the supermarket refused to pay.
"If it wasn't for the likelihood that it will be customers losing out in the end I think we'd all agree it's about time Tesco had a bit back after their shoddy treatment of suppliers," says Nigel Flange from consumer Watchdog Bizytwatts.
But Tesco have defiantly reassured that their consumer goods will be just as good once Britain leaves the EU. “We’ve got some great new lines planned that celebrate the Best of British,” says a spokesperson. “We’ll be doing away with French wine for instance and stocking great British alternatives that conjure up memories of Grandad’s home brew, err, which is what it will be. You should see the lines of trainers we've got coming in.”
One disappointed customer from Luton said, "I voted to leave the EU in good faith but nobody warned me Pot Noodles were at stake. I’ve had to nip down this morning and stockpile three cases."