British Corner Shop opens European distribution centre in the Netherlands to overcome Brexit red tape

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Online grocery store retailer British Corner Shop has opened a new warehouse in Wijchen, The Netherlands.

The warehouse is the ‘first of its kind’ for the company, with a full dedication to exporting British Corner Shop products.

The new distribution centre doubles the size of the company’s previous warehouse, allowing for the storage of more of its products. It has also enabled them to hire their own employees, which ensures a higher quality of packing and stocking management, improving communication, and allowing greater oversight over orders.

The retailer, which currently has 2,000 products from the UK’s most popular brands available to EU destinations, stocks many items not currently accessible to other supermarkets across Europe.

The export industry has been massively impacted by Brexit, with British Corner Shop seeing a drop of 40% in turnover in the European market, and the move to the Netherlands will mean the company is free of additional red tape and border delays.

“Brexit changed the way we serve our customers, adding complexity in both the physical movement of goods and compliance in terms of the cross-border trade between the UK and Europe,” explained Jon Farrar, Head of Marketing at British Corner Shop.

“We feel positive that the challenges brought about by Brexit are behind us, and that we are moving forward now in way that is significantly better than before for our European customers.

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