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Tesco boss warns over Brexit deadline

by LLB Reporter
3rd Jul 19 9:59 am

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has warned that planning for the new Brexit deadline of October will hit retailers’ supply network.

In an interview with the BBC, Lewis said the new deadline will mean “less capacity” for stockpiling longer-life items.

“We’ll do whatever is practical depending on how things develop between now and then,” Lewis said.

“But the challenge will always be those things which are shorter life – fresh produce. That’s what the UK imports quite a lot of,” he added.

“Empty shelves depends on what no-deal means. If there’s a problem at the border, if there’s a problem with tariffs then there could be interruption.

“If as part of no deal there is no tariff, there is no problem. We could be absolutely fine,” he said.

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