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Retail giants warn of food shortages due to port backlog

by LLB Editor
23rd Dec 20 11:01 am

Britain’s retail industry lobby group has warned that there could be issues with the availability of some fresh goods in the UK until the backlog of trucks at the port of Dover is cleared and supply chains return to normal.

Andrew Opie, director of food & sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, says:“It is good news for consumers as the French borders have now reopened, however it is essential that lorries get moving across the border as quickly as possible.

“Until the backlog is cleared and supply chains return to normal, we anticipate issues with the availability of some fresh goods.

Supermarkets warned on Monday that lettuce, broccoli and citrus fruit could run short unless the ban on hauliers was lifted. Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, has introduced limits on certain stock, including toilet roll, eggs, rice, soap and handwash, to prevent stockpiling leading to shortages.

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