A scarcity of warehouse space because of Christmas demand and the pandemic is putting the U.K. at risk of shortages of some food products as it prepares to leave the European Union’s single market. With five weeks to go before the end of the Brexit transition period, large manufacturers and industry groups are warning that the capacity of the food supply chain is at its peak and can’t withstand any further shocks. […] Like rival Nestle , the maker of Kit Kats and Nescafe coffee, maintaining supply of finished products and ingredients is now the priority as talks between Britain and the EU on a trade deal remain deadlocked . […] Read More: Brexit Threat Triggers Last-Minute Dash for Warehouse Space The Food and Drink Federation is concerned about the ability of businesses to stockpile at a time when “we don’t have an abundant amount of food safe warehouses,” said Dominic Goudie , head of international trade at the organization. […] Demand for stock analysts, warehouse pickers and packers, and forklift truck and crane drivers to take containers off ships in ports is “through the roof,” said Jason Greaves, Manpower’s brand leader and operations director.
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