Boris Johnson has admitted there are “teething problems” in the post-Brexit trade relationship between Great Britain and Northern Ireland as industry experts warned there could be fresh shortages on supermarket shelves.
British Retail Consortium
Supermarkets in Northern Ireland will face fresh shortages on the shelves unless the EU is prepared to extend the “grace period” in the Brexit agreement, retailers have warned.
Retailers suffered their worst annual performance on record in 2020 as a Christmas uplift failed to stop sales for the year slumping lower, according to new figures.
Percy Pigs are struggling to find their way across the Irish Sea to supermarket shelves in the Republic of Ireland in one of the first Brexit casualties.
Retailers and food manufacturers have called on MPs to investigate congestion at container ports.
British shoppers have been urged to avoid stockpiling food in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Despite high streets across England experiencing a festive flurry on the first Saturday since the second national lockdown was lifted, figures show around a third fewer people visited shops compared to this time last year.
Shopper numbers plummeted last month as England’s second national lockdown piled pressure on troubled high street retailers, according to new figures.
Thousands of non-essential stores have reopened as England’s second national lockdown came to an end.
Thousands of non-essential stores are getting ready to make a comeback as England’s second national lockdown comes to an end.
Prices in shops are tumbling in the run-up to Christmas amid the crisis on Britain’s high streets, which has left retailers in a precarious financial position, a report has said.
Trade groups and experts have called on the Government for business rates relief next year as shops prepare for a multibillion-pound tax bill.
Retailers must be fairly compensated for providing cash services to their customers – otherwise there could be a lack of places where shoppers can use banknotes and coins, industry and consumer bodies have said.