Flexibility and imagination may be in short supply during ongoing Brexit talks but the UK also faces the prospect of ‘gaps on food shelves’ if a deal is not agreed, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns.
UK plans to install a retail ombudsman to enforce a new code of conduct for retailer-supplier relations could shift the balance of power in the food supply chain back towards food manufacturers, says the BRC, which opposes the move.
Britain's major food retail groups have frequently been accused of
contributing to the rapid demise of many town centres, with the
development of out-of-town supermarkets often leading to other
retail outlets setting up shop...