M&S Christmas Food Delivery Back On In Ireland
After cancelling it’s Christmas Food to Order delivery service in Ireland last year due to “complex” Brexit-related checks and delays, Marks & Spencer is now restoring the service.
The high-end retailer stated that, to ensure customers throughout the UK could access its holiday collection, it had been collaborating with both local suppliers and operating teams.
The delivery service will resume in both Northern Ireland and the Republic with additional safety measures to minimise the effect of trade across the UK-EU border.
M&S’s growing operating costs have caused profits to drop 24% in the past six months, even though revenues increased 8.5% to £5.5 billion.
The retailer has also increased Brexit-proofing the Christmas Food to Order product range by sourcing more locally.
M&S CEO Stuart Machin said that “We really want the EU and UK to be more open-minded around how we have a workable solution rather than all these manual processes and bureaucracy”.
M&S is advocating for a long-term solution that takes into account the UK’s high food safety standards, digitalises processes, and removes burdensome checks and administration on every delivery.
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