Brewing slowdown hits Marmite production

By Rachel Arthur contact

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'You either love it or you hate it'. Marmite is a household staple in the UK. Pic:getty/frommypointofview
'You either love it or you hate it'. Marmite is a household staple in the UK. Pic:getty/frommypointofview

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Marmite is now only producing one jar size of its famous British spread, due to the short supply of brewer's yeast.

Marmite – a dark, thick, yeast extract spread from Unilever – is made from concentrated yeast extract: a by-product from brewing beer. With brewers cutting back on production during the coronavirus pandemic – mainly as a result of shutdowns in the UK on-trade – the availability of this by-product has been affected.  

“Due to brewer's yeast being in short supply (one of the main ingredients in Marmite) supplies of Marmite have been affected,”​ wrote the brand on Twitter.

“As a temporary measure we have stopped production of all sizes apart from our 250g size jar which is available in most major retailers.”

Marmageddon

A household British brand, Marmite was conceived in 1902 and is made in Burton-on-Trent.  

It is well-known for its 'You either love it or you hate it' slogan. 

The good news is that Marmite assures consumers it will do its best to get the full range back on shelves as soon as possible.

Related topics: Ambient foods, COVID-19, Operations

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