A supermarket in the northern city of Hove has been accused of making unlawful threats to boycott stores, after refusing to sell its Harvester range of supermarket products.
The supermarket said it would stop selling products from the range because it does not support “any political, religious, or social cause”.
It came after the supermarket said in a statement it was “in the process of negotiating with the UK Government and the United Kingdom Trade Union Confederation (UTUC) to resolve the dispute over the range of products which we have on offer”.
The statement said it was concerned that Harvesers products could be used as a “tool to promote hate and intolerance” and said it had asked for a meeting with the UTVC to address the concerns.
The Harveser range of groceries, which was created by Tesco, is among a range of brands including the supermarket giant Sainsbury’s and the Co-op.
It also sells some produce and food products.
It comes after a string of supermarket protests around the world this year including protests at Tesco stores in the US and UK in January, and protests in the UK in May.
The protests sparked calls for a boycott of products from some British supermarket chains.