M&S to buy more food from EU as it faces Brexit disruption

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M&S CEO Steve Rowe is expected to speak in more detail about the challenges
// M&S faces border issues in Northern Ireland due to Brexit disruption
// The retailer is poised to start buying more food from countries within the EU
// It now plans to source more goods from companies on the Continent as well as from Ireland and Northern Ireland

Marks & Spencer is reportedly poised to start buying more food from countries within the EU as it faces border disruption in Northern Ireland.

Border issues in Northern Ireland are affecting pre-prepared meals the retailer makes in England.

M&S now plans to source more goods from companies on the Continent as well as from Ireland and Northern Ireland, after struggling to get English goods across the Irish Sea due to Brexit disruption, The Telegraph reported.


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The retailer is now seeking to reshape some of its supply chain.

The most affected products are likely to be chilled, pre-prepared meals such as M&S’s lasagne, which is made in England.

In January, M&S temporarily stopped selling hundreds of items at its 18 Northern Ireland stores due to Brexit red tape.

M&S chief executive Steve Rowe is expected to speak in more detail about the challenges posed by the UK’s departure from the EU when M&S publishes its annual results this week.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Oh dear ive just changed from waitrose to M&S as they seem to sell more non eu food.. Have to change again if they do!

  2. I feel your pain Steve! but M&S still buy more British than all the others. Plus I love their stringency regarding RSPCA inspectors checking that farm animals are treated properly and no “prevention antibiotics” which we end up swallowing.

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