Watch: Shoppers give us their views after Marks & Spencer change the name of Midget Gems

Marks and Spencer has changed the name of its popular Midget Gems sweets to avoid offending people with dwarfism.

Thursday, 13th January 2022, 5:17 pm

The retailer rebranded its version of the confectionery as Mini Gems, following a campaign by a disability academic.

Dr Erin Pritchard, a lecturer in disability studies at Liverpool Hope University, had previously approached supermarkets and confectionery makers about changing the name of the sweet.

An M&S spokeswoman said: “We are committed to being an inclusive retailer.”

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Shoppers let us know their views on the rebranding by Marks & Spencer of the popular sweets.

See how shoppers in South Tyneside reacted to news of the rebrand.

But has the change of name left a sour taste for some?