M&S to buy more EU food after Northern Ireland border chaos

Marks and Spencer is set to buy more food from the EU after Brexit disruption has left it struggling to stock its Northern Irish stores.

According to The Telegraph, the most affected items are oven-ready meals made in Britain.

Company insiders believe that the grocer is now hoping to reshape its supply chain.

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“It’s been a real problem to try and rectify,” Shore Capital retail analyst Clive Black told the newspaper.

“It’s obscene and a disgrace that bureaucrats in Brussels are thinking there is something potentially illegal or wrong with Marks and Spencer lasagne.”

The supermarket stopped selling hundreds of items at its 18 Northern Ireland stores over Brexit issues in January.

Chief executive Steve Rowe is expected to discuss the challenges of leaving the EU in more detail in the Marks and Spencer annual report later this week.

The news comes after the grocer revealed that its profits nosedived by more than 20 per cent over 2020.



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