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Tesco Seeing Limited Impact On Availability In Days Following Brexit, Says CEO

Published on Jan 14 2021 9:00 AM in Retail tagged: Featured Post / UK / Tesco / Transport / Tariffs / Ready Meals / Paywall

Tesco Seeing Limited Impact On Availability In Days Following Brexit, Says CEO

Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy has said that the ready meals category has been the only one to see serious disruption as a result of new trading agreements between the UK and EU, following the completion of the Brexit process.

In terms of product availability in its Republic of Ireland stores, which traditionally have sourced much of the Tesco range from the UK, "the product groups that are most affected are ready meals, with a short shelf life," Murphy told a conference call.

"Yes, there are some processed meat issues, but ready meals are the ones that are most heavily impacted, because they typically operate on an eight-day shelf life. If there's a delay at port of over four hours, that's a day's shelf life lost, effectively. That's the one that we most critically want to address."

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