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Channel Islands Co-op says a no-deal Brexit could impact food prices

The Co-op has been working to avoid shortages by stockpiling goods. Credit: PA

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society says a no-deal Brexit could impact food prices.

The Co-op has been working to avoid shortages by stockpiling goods.

Earlier in the year, the Co-op made a Brexit related order of 15,000 cases of goods which were stored in a warehouse in Jersey.

As a community retailer we are aware of the impact ‘no-deal’ Brexit disruption may cause to islanders and we want to be prepared for this. We will do our utmost to make sure the supply chain has as little disruption as possible.

– Mark Cox, the acting chief executive officer for The Channel Islands Co-operative Society

The Co-op is now preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 31 October and looking at increasing stock in all stores as well as taking additional volumes of local products.

Brexit may impact our ability to maintain current ranges, which may mean we will need to shrink our ranges in some areas.

Food prices may also be impacted by a no-deal Brexit, but we would like to reassure members that we will do all we can to mitigate any potential impact following Brexit.

– Mark Cox, the acting chief executive officer for The Channel Islands Co-operative Society