Tesco predicts Irish beef sales could be hit by climate change

Retail giant says carbon footprint of animal products as well as changes in consumer diets make sourcing milk and beef here a risk

Tesco sales grew 13.7 per cent in Ireland last year due to growth in large stores and a capacity increase of 60 per cent for home deliveries. Picture: Getty

Tesco has identified Ireland and the UK as risky locations for sourcing meat and dairy products in the future due to the effects climate change.

“The UK and Ireland were particular risk hotspots due to the high volume of beef and milk sourced there,” the grocery giant said in its annual report.

The comments were made as part of a climate change risk assessment carried out by Tesco plc. The assessment looked at the impacts ...