Over one third of British food firms to pause or cut deliveries to Northern Ireland
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Hauliers could be conducting fewer trips between the British mainland and Northern Ireland next year if a new survey by the Food and Drink Federation is anything to go by.
The survey was answered by fifty of the Food and Drink Federation’s members, including a number of suppliers producing household brands regularly purchased in British supermarkets.
According to the Guardian, slightly over 20% of the suppliers surveyed stated they were planning to “pause GB-NI deliveries to ensure we can be legally compliant with NI rules”. An additional 11.6% declared they intended to pause supplies “while we assess if it remains a viable market”. Finally, another 4.7% said they would reduce the volume of goods sold from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
The results of the survey come roughly a month after supermarket chain Sainsbury’s admitted that they may reduce shipments to Northern Ireland.