Tesco confirms pricing row with Unilever has been settled

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A company logo is pictured outside a Tesco supermarket in Altrincham northern England, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco , confirmed on Thursday that a pricing row with Unilever had been settled, confirming a statement issued by the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant.

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"We always put our customers first and we���re pleased this situation has been resolved to our satisfaction," a Tesco spokesman said.

Tesco had earlier on Thursday halted online sales of top-selling goods produced by Unilever such as Persil washing powder, Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Marmite, a brown yeast-extract spread, saying it was in a pricing dispute following a plunge in the pound since Britons voted to leave the European Union.

(Reporting by James Davey; Writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Greg Mahlich)