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Greencore eyes airlifts in no-deal Brexit

Chief executive Patrick Coveney said the company was stockpiling some ingredients, but in the event of delays at the Dover and Calais ports it would have to find alternative ways of securing delivery of some fresh produce

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

29th January, 2019

“The challenge for us in maintaining availability of product will be in fresh produce. Everything else we will be fine on. So we will be able to build stocks of prawns, beef, chicken and tomato paste. But you can’t stockpile rocket or fresh spinach and the UK doesn’t have anything like enough of that grown in the UK,” Coveney, the brother of foreign affairs minister Simon, said.

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