With United Kingdom's exit from the European Union only 77 days away, the threat of food shortages has many beginning their stockpiling missions in order to ensure they have enough perishables to get through should the worst happen.
Some of the UK's biggest companies, such as Jaguar, Marks and Spencer and Tescos have begun stockpiling to reduce the risk of shortages. Whilst Jaguar has stockpiled car parts to keep them running for a few extra days, Marks and Spencers and Tesco have been collecting tinned food to be able to supply non-perishable products.
The UK imports over half of their fresh food and over 90 per cent of their fruit and vegetables. It is believed to be highly likely the cost of fruit and vegetables will increase in the aftermath of Brexit. With the leave deadline becoming ever closer, many have been worried about the impact on imports across the border.
Deal hunter Tom Church has claimed that he had already begun stockpiling items such as rice and pasta in case of a hold up at the border, however, Brexit supporter India Willoughby has argued it's simply fear-mongering, and the UK will operate business as usual after March 29th.