Post-Brexit border bottlenecks force British retailer Marks & Spencer to close 11 franchise stores in France

FRANCE – British multinational retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) will be closing its 11 franchise stores with partner SFH in France over the coming months due to cross-border bottlenecks affecting the supply of fresh and chilled products from the UK into Europe.  An M&S spokesperson revealed to journalists that the lengthy and complex export processes now in place following the UK’s exit from the EU have been significantly constraining the supply of fresh and chilled product from the UK into Europe.  This, according to the spokesperson, has had an impact product…

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