The current situation in Spain is causing a number of fruit and veg shortages here in the UK.
At the end of March, a combination of Spanish hauliers holding strike action and a number of other supply chain disruptions has led to major shortages of some key fruit and veg lines.
This has been further exacerbated by poor weather in Spain which has caused quality issues.
Nigel Jenney, CEO of the Fresh Produce Consortium, recently quoted “We are now, as a food industry, facing substantial cost increases across our production of food that is unprecedented.”
There are early signs that we are starting to come out the other side in terms of delays, however, costs are still an issue, particularly as fuel prices have remained high.
We’ll keep you updated.