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It is absolutely critical labelling issues raised by the Windsor Framework are resolved ahead of an October deadline, a group representing British supermarkets has said.
It may have been over three years since the UK formally left the European Union but UK brands and retailers continue to face a slew of challenges in navigating post-Brexit trade. Drapers identifies the persistent pain points and how they are being managed.
Fears of new disruption to fresh produce supply from EU when import controls hit in October.
Three years on from Brexit and the impact to retailers and consumers has been relatively limited. However, in many ways, the most difficult bit is yet to come, says British Retail Consortium’s Andrew Opie.
Veg shortage crisis: Is Brexit to blame and how can supermarkets make supply chains more resilient? 02/03/2023
Many industry experts have also pointed at Brexit – claiming the UK’s current position has left it vulnerable as trade links have become less secure than they once were. / Thanks to new post-Brexit administrative checks, the farming industry has also seen seasonal labour shortages, leaving gaps in a workforce...
Brexit isn't done yet - Andrew Opie, BRC 03/09/2021
We could have been forgiven for thinking Brexit was done when the UK left the EU at the very end of 2020. However, for retailers the real challenge of Brexit is likely to be felt in early 2022 when border controls are finally introduced for the UK.
Lack of truck drivers to force supermarket prices up and lead to food shortages, experts warn 03/06/2021
The Road Haulage Association says the UK has lost 15,000 drivers since Brexit and that this will lead to a lack of deliveries of everyday products to supermarket shelves by the autumn. / “Despite what those politicians backing Brexit told us, the UK’s exit from the EU is going to cost everyone in the UK more in their shopping basket.”
Retailers and suppliers battling through ‘impenetrable’ red tape that has resulted in empty shelves in Northern Ireland
Customs experts and leading supermarkets warn produce such as meat, fruit and vegetables could be in short supply in Northern Ireland.
No-deal Brexit would drive up food prices, retailers claim as UK and EU talks on free-trade deal enter ‘final period’ 25/09/2020
The British Retail Consortium says that the cost of tariffs on EU goods for consumers would be £3.1bn a year.
Shoppers could pay more after no-deal Brexit 25/09/2020
Shoppers will feel the impact of a no-deal Brexit at supermarket tills, the British Retail Consortium has warned.
‘Disorderly’ no-deal Brexit will strain food supply chain even more than coronavirus, MPs warned 05/06/2020
‘The focus of retailers now is 100 per cent on what’s going to happen on 1 January’
No-deal Brexit will ‘cause food shortages worse than coronavirus panic buying’ - The Grocer 05/06/2020
Failure to reach a Brexit deal with Europe will lead to much worse food shortages than the coronavirus panic buying crisis: this was the stark warning made to MPs today by Andrew Opie, director of food at the British Retail Consortium.
The U.K. is due to lose the ability to sell fresh sausages to the European Union after Brexit, a sign of the economic upheaval that comes from quitting the bloc’s single market.
October worst time to stockpile as warehouses full of Christmas goods, says retail body. / Retailers have warned that there will be shortages of fresh food coupled with potential price rises if there is a no-deal Brexit.