Marks & Spencer to close more than half of stores in France due to supply problems caused by Brexit

British retailer Marks & Spencer announced on Thursday that it plans to close more than half of the stores in France because “Brexit“adversely affected the supply of fresh and chilled products.

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The company says it will close 11 of the 20 franchise stores in France.

“The long and complicated export process following Britain ‘s withdrawal from the United Kingdom European Union significantly affects deliveries, “explains Marks & Spencer.

The stores will be closed in the coming months.

The other nine franchise stores in France, which are managed jointly with partner Lagardere Travel Retail, will continue to operate at airports and train stations.

Already after Britain’s official withdrawal from the EU, Marks & Spencer made adjustments to the food business in the Czech Republic, excluding fresh and chilled products from sales.

This situation is due to the fact that British companies are facing a shortage of truck drivers due to the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.

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