Delays and red tape causes food shortages at British supermarkets in Spain

Supermarkets that sell British products in Andalucía have reported problems with deliveries of fresh stock since 1 January. It seems, however, that Brussels doesn’t want to let go just yet, as stricter border controls causing long delays, and a confusing set of rules mean many goods cause products not to arrive on time.

The Food Co. and Overseas Supermercados  -supplying Tesco and Iceland products on the Costa del Sol- apologised to customers via their Facebook pages about the lack of fresh products. Meat, some dairy products and fruit and veg are especially in short supply, with some stores almost completely out of stock of these items.

Both companies posted that they had “been working around the clock over the last few months to prepare for post-Brexit life”. It is understood that stocks are now building back up at all stores as they are starting to use local suppliers for fruit and vegetables.


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