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BRC warns of “very real danger” for food supply chains under Brexit

The British Retail Consortium has warned that the UK’s “fragile food supply chains” could be at risk in the wake of the government’s upcoming Withdrawal Agreement for Brexit. Speaking in light of the government’s white paper announcement on legislation for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU, BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said: “As the countdown to the 29 March 2019 continues, it is imperative that there is now further clarity on how a backstop arrangement would work for the free movement of goods at the Irish border

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Asda CEO issues food supply warning in event of hard Brexit

The chief executive of Asda is the latest high-profile retail figure to add his voice the chorus of warnings that a hard Brexit could leave food rotting at the border and have severe financial implications for the grocery sector. Speaking to Press Association , Roger Burnley warned that anything disrupting established food supply chains – which are currently governed by EU customs arrangements – would have “significant consequences”.






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Amazon sends a message with Alexa SMS feature

The feature needs to be enabled on the Android mobile app and works in conjunction with the free calling feature announced last year.






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Maplin rolls out iSmash concessions as it boosts support arm

Maplin has announced a new partnership with tech repair specialist iSmash as it ramps up its tech support offering to rival Dixons Carphone. Concessions in three of Maplin’s stores across the UK will be trialled, offering customers an “express tech repair service” on smartphones, tablets and laptops under Maplin’s roof.






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Boden appoints former Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk to the board

Boden has appointed former Urban Outfitters boss Glen Senk to the board, to serve as non executive director effective immediately.






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