Some of the country’s biggest grocers are ramping up their preparations to deal with a disorderly Brexit by drawing up plans to import fruit and vegetables by plane if Britain’s ports and roads grind to a standstill.
Steve Murrells, the boss of Co-op, said airfreight “may be a necessity in fresh food if you’re importing products from warmer climates and countries”.
He added: “The most important thing is to get the stock. We will use whatever logistic methods [we have] at our disposal.”
Similarly, Rob Collins, the managing director of Waitrose, refused to rule out food being airlifted into the UK in the event of a disorderly Brexit.
However, he said he was “weary” of significantly increasing…