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Supermarkets: Brexit & Your Shrinking Shop (Channel 4 Dispatches 20 Feb 2017)



Brexit & Your Shrinking Shop

From Toblerone to Marmite, many of our favourite brands have been caught in the fallout from the Brexit referendum. Toblerone reduced the size of its chocolate bars and faced a revolt from outraged shoppers. The chocolate manufacturer blamed the change on rising costs. A Brexit price row led to a standoff between Tesco and Marmite. And these are by no means the only well-known products to be affected by the vote.

For this Dispatches special, airing on Monday 20 Feb at 8.00pm, Harry Wallop, who first broke ‘Marmitegate’, trawls our supermarket shelves to reveal what other goods have been affected by ‘shrinkflation’, and the marketing tactics producers use. He examines how much prices have increased since Brexit, and the clever promotions used by the supermarkets.

The programme investigates how leaving the European Union and the imposition of import taxes could affect the cost of our shopping and whether some of our favourite goods could even disappear altogether.

Reporter: Harry Wallop
Producer and Director: Claire Burnett
Executive Producers: Adam Vandermark, Chris Shaw
Production Company: ITN Productions

Supermarkets: Brexit & Your Shrinking Shop airs on Monday 20 February 2017 from 8.00pm-8.30pm on Channel 4.