Sacha Berendji, Retail Ireland և: Northern Ireland: The director said that due to the new rules և administration it has faced increased costs և wastage.
He testified Wednesday in the House of Lords Ireland / Northern Ireland Subcommittee.
He told his colleagues that the impact on their operations in Northern Ireland, where a number of preferential terms in the Northern Ireland Protocol apply, had been significantly less than in the Republic.
There are some key areas that we can not do. The Christmas food we ordered that we could not make last year for either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland due to the difficulty of delivering the product.
“Before Brexit, our food supply chain worked in exactly the same way for all our stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. When Brexit came, we had to significantly adjust our supply chain in preparation for it.
“Although our business is significant in Ireland, it is not large enough to maintain our own supply chain in Ireland, so the vast majority of our products continue to be shipped from GB to Northern Ireland.” Republic of Ireland.
“To make it easier, we had to create a new export center Mayruel. All of our products exported to Northern Ireland և Republic are now shipped to Motherwell; It used to be in our usual warehouses.
“In modernization, these cars are separated և sent to Northern Ireland և Republic.
“In Northern Ireland it’s much clearer, but in both countries the effect has been that we have to go through what we call the first day.
“In the past, the goods had to enter our warehouse the night before, ready to sail the next morning.
“The process now requires an additional 24 hours at our export center, which means we took one night’s life from all the goods we shipped, which obviously had an impact on our customers’ shelf life.”
Mr. Berenji added. “We’ve seen the impact of accessibility, less so in Northern Ireland, but it still exists. But there are about 7,000 to 600 lines in our stores in the Republic of Ireland that we can not export, so we have to find another solution.
“Consequently, the net effect for our client has been that we have seen worse availability in both countries, or significantly worse in the Republic of Ireland, a higher level of waste for us.
“In addition, the cost of setting up the operation has cost us an additional միլիոն 30 million for the island of Ireland.”
He continued. “It takes up to 20 people per hour to get each car to Northern Ireland with the right documents. That number is eight hours for the Republic of Ireland.
“Every product we ship to the Republic of Ireland must be certified every day.
“We’ve looked at other options, we’ve created: we have recruited a local sourcing team for the island of Ireland, և there are about 450 products we are currently receiving on site, including short shelf life products such as sandwiches. ‘
Baroness Goody asked what practical impact the changes had on customers.
Mr. Berenji said. “We are in a stable position in Northern Ireland, where, in general, we are able to deliver what we want to our customers, both under the influence of the shelf life.
“There are some key areas that we can not do. The Christmas food we ordered, which we were unable to make last year for either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland due to the difficulty of delivering the product.
“The risk of turning the car around and not giving people a Christmas dinner was too great.”
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