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Tesco readies rented units for no-deal Brexit storage emergencies Subscription

17 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer revealed in November that supermarkets had hundreds of thousands of sq ft of warehousing space standing empty

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Brexit isn’t a poker game – MPs must act now to end the nightmare for food and drink businesses Video Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The uncertainty that has gripped businesses since the referendum reached new levels last night

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Crops already suffering from scant labour, warns NFU Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Farmers and growers are now facing further uncertainty after the Commons voted down Theresa May’s Brexit deal last night

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Food & drink industry leaders tell ministers: avoid no-deal 'at all costs' Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Food and drink bosses warned that as every day went by companies were spending tens of thousands of pounds preparing for a no-deal

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Irish food exports grow despite uncertainty over Brexit Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Dairy was the strongest performer in terms of export and volume growth, with volumes up 5% compared with 2017

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Britain’s future food policy should champion our quality... and boost UK output from and support for our farmers Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Unless there is a very dramatic reversal of the Brexit decision, there will be long-lasting consequences for the UK food and drink industry

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RSPCA renews calls to ban live animal exports after Brexit

15 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The UK government should go further than current EU legislation, said the RSPCA

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Meat firms building up Brexit beef stockpiles Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Some processors and wholesalers are building up buffer stocks of up to two months

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Tesco holds supplier meetings over Brexit stockpiling Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco wanted to do what it could with suppliers to minimise disruption, said Lewis

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Government must accelerate hiring of food envoys, Efra hears Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Not enough had been done by the government to support food and drink exporters, trade bodies told the committee 

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Walker Logistics and Limal sign deal for Brexit depot use Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

German companies will benefit from Walker’s 230,000 sq ft ambient and chilled facilities in the UK

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Lidl creates new customs department to deal with Brexit Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The supermarket has previously stated that it sources two-thirds of its products from the UK

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Can Morrisons keep pushing growth amid price cuts and Brexit? Subscription

08 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

David Potts has insisted the retailer is better placed than most to ride out the Brexit storm

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How technology, cannabis and Brexit will shape grocery's 2019 Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Megan Tatum

The grocery industry has plenty to grapple with this year, and plenty of opportunities for growth

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Gove warns of no-deal Brexit turbulence for food and farming sectors

03 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Speaking at today’s Oxford Farming Conference, the Defra secretary warned a no-deal Brexit would hit the sector hard

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Retailers face higher recruitment costs under immigration plans Subscription

19 Dec 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Under plans published today, low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit 

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'Mixed bag' as 2019 EU fishing quotas are agreed

19 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

The 2019 quota for the Atlantic and North Sea includes an increase in catch limits for several UK-landed species

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Focus On Easter & Spring: 19 January

14 Dec 2018

Breggsit is coming. Easter falls shortly after Britain is due to leave the European Union, which is proving poor timing for confectioners.

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Fisheries bill amendment to enshrine 'fairer' UK fishing rights, says Gove Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

The government is to table an amendment to its fisheries bill that will oblige it to secure better terms from a trade deal than fishermen currently receive in the CFP

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Watch The Grocer's Brexit webinar as May's deal is debated

07 Dec 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The webinar, in conjunction with headline sponsor PwC, entitled Brexit – A Moveable Feast is still available on demand

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