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Sacha Berendji also told a House of Lords committee that M&S had faced increased costs and wastage due to new rules and administration.
"Where do you think the raisins come from? Chester?"
With the pandemic worsening supply chain problems and UK worker shortages caused by Brexit, there’s a chance we may need to adapt our Christmas dinners this year.
An increase in red tape and charges means headaches for those sending gifts to Europe.
A new nationwide poll suggests that many people believe that Brexit is one of the top factors causing the ongoing supply chain crisis. The findings come as a group of 48 wine and spirit companies warn the Transport Secretary that Britain is set to face a Christmas alcohol shortage.
Retailers and farmers explain what shoppers should expect as Brexit and supply chain problems bite.
HMRC recommends people look at seven key areas to determine whether there will be charges on their goods.
Some types of wine and spirits may not be available unless ministers take urgent action to fix lorry driver shortage and shipping delays, say alcohol suppliers.
Traditional continental Christmas markets that fill town squares and city centres across the UK will be smaller and less European this year.
The Food Standards Agency has warned meat and poultry producers that a shortage of vets could impact their ability to operate in the run-up to the busy festive season.
Prince Charles has ‘paused’ orders for his luxury Highgrove range of products into the EU amid supply chain wrangles on the continent.
Poultry farmers and meat processors have struggled to cope due to Covid- and Brexit-induced staff shortages. But help may soon be at hand.
The firm has faced post-Brexit difficulties in supplying food from Britain to its stores in the Republic of Ireland.
A Lincoln-based luxury hamper specialist has opened a European hub in Holland so that it can ensure deliveries to ex-Pat customers, post Brexit, throughout the EU this Christmas.
Anyone sending Christmas presents to loved ones should get moving – and be aware of the hoops they must jump through.
British cattle farmers are sending supplies to Ireland to be carved into cuts, according to the chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), before being brought back to the UK for consumption.
As British people walk among empty supermarket shelves, they could be forgiven for being concerned about Christmas. When the government deploys the army and desperately tries to import thousands of foreign temporary workers, the promised post-Brexit “sunlit uplands” seem rather distant. The most acute shortage is that of lorry drivers.
Britain's turkey farmers will do their best to ensure Christmas "is as normal as it can be" but shortages are likely, an industry representative has warned.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.
The haulage industry has urged Boris Johnson to step up “lacklustre” efforts to tackle a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers, telling him to act now on supply chains or face a Christmas crisis.
Fears are growing of Christmas chaos for British businesses and consumers after industry warned of factory shutdowns within weeks as fuel prices spiral upwards.
Turkey farmers are warning they may struggle to process enough birds to meet demand at Christmas.
Shortages are the only thing we don't seem to be running out of in the UK right now.
Lord Wolfson is a highly successful businessman, a prominent supporter of Brexit and a Conservative peer. He is, in short, the sort of man who should be in perfect alignment with a government led by Boris Johnson. He isn’t.