Marks & Spencer is no longer offering its Christmas food to order service across the Republic of Ireland, due to the ongoing supply chain crisis.
In previous years, the supermarket opened its Christmas online orders in September, with customers paying a deposit for pre-booked time slots.
In a statement released on social media, the company said: “Given the current challenges in the food industry, there was too much risk that we could potentially let customers down with key items in their orders ahead of the all-important day – we’d never want to do that.”
A spokesperson for the supermarket also said the decision was due to “the complex checks and delays resulting from Brexit.”
However, M&S insists it will still be able to stock the full range of Christmas food items, available to purchase in store.
While the UK is anticipating a shortage of turkey’s this year, M&S is expecting to meet demand in Ireland.
“Customers will be able to buy fresh turkeys from mid-December. The vast majority of turkeys will be supplied from Irish farmers and there are no planned reductions in the range and volume,” the spokesman added.