“Like other businesses, we are seeing some labour shortages and some transportation issues but it’s our UK team’s top priority to work constructively with retailers to supply them,” he said.
When asked whether he could guarantee Quality Street would be in the shops this Christmas he replied: “We are working hard.”
It comes amid a number of sectors having problems with their supply chains due to a chronic shortage of HGV drivers which in turn has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic creating a backlog of people waiting to take their driving tests and causing people to self-isolate.
Brexit has also played its merry part as people have left the UK amid stricter immigration laws. Efforts to attract people back to the UK to carry out temporary roles to plug gaps have fallen short of expectations.