Hormel Foods, owner of the Skippy brand, abandoned the sale of the product last fall leaving many fans disappointed. Skippy even had to publish an explanatory message via their Facebook page in response to all unsatisfied customers.
“We understand that this is a tough news for our loyal fans, but current market conditions do not allow us to continue to offer this product in Canada.”
The brand however offers customers the alternative to order the famous peanut butter on Amazon’s online sales site. The only problem is that the product has suddenly become so popular that only one pot can sell up to $ 180.60.
A closer look at Amazon.ca shows that the cheapest 340 grams of Skippy is $ 10, which is significantly higher than the grocery price.
Hormel told CBC News that competition and competitive prices made selling in Canada too difficult.
Dalhousie University professor Sylvain Charlebois, a food retailer, told CBC News that in a territory as large as Canada, distribution costs were probably a major decision-making factor.
Although Hormel stopped selling Skippy peanut butter several months ago, not all Canadians are aware of the news since the product is gradually disappearing from the supermarket shelves.