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M&S to buy more goods from EU amidst NI border disruption

In January, the group was forced to stop selling hundreds of goods at its 18 NI sites due to ‘Brexit red tape’

Marks and Spencer will reportedly buy more food from EU countries as the group looks to “reshape its supply chain” amidst struggles with the Northern Irish border. 

According to The Telegraph, M&S has plans to also source more goods from the Continent as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland, after it failed to get products across the Irish Sea due to Brexit disruption. 

Insiders told the outlet that M&S has been “caught in the eye of the storm” and is now looking to restructure its supply chain. The most affected products are likely to be chilled, oven-ready meals. 

In January, the group was forced to stop selling hundreds of goods at its 18 NI sites due to “Brexit red tape”.

Steve Rowe, M&S’s chief executive is expected to address the issue when the group releases its annual financial report this week.

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