Co-op boss warns of no-deal Brexit fresh food shortages and price hikes

Supermarket chain says it may have to fly in fruit as it books extra warehouse space to stockpile goodsThe boss of the Co-op has warned that a no-deal Brexit could lead to fresh food shortages and higher prices in supermarkets.Steve Murrells...

Co-op boss warns of no-deal Brexit fresh food shortages and price hikes

Supermarket chain says it may have to fly in fruit as it books extra warehouse space to stockpile goods

The boss of the Co-op has warned that a no-deal Brexit could lead to fresh food shortages and higher prices in supermarkets.

Steve Murrells said the product area he is most worried about is fruit, where he expected prices to surge as retailers may be forced to fly in supplies if the chaos predicted in leaked government documents became a reality.

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