British Corner Shop online grocer secures Dutch distribution center in response to Brexit | New
An online grocer specializing in supplying hard-to-find British products to expats in Europe has established a distribution site in the Netherlands to bypass import issues brought on by Brexit.
British Corner Shop’s new 125,000 square foot unit is the company’s first European warehouse and will serve as a distribution center for customers across Europe and beyond.
The company said it had benefited from increased demand across Europe over the past year, with Covid travel restrictions “meaning many Britons were unable to return to the UK. United for long periods “.
British Corner Shop – which stocks more than 6,000 items, including hundreds of Waitrose products as an official partner – was forced to “significantly” reduce its range during the Brexit transition period.
“The opening of our new warehouse means that we are able to expand the range of products available to our European customers while significantly reducing our delivery times to EU countries,” said Jon Farrar, Head of marketing.
“We are delighted to be able to serve our loyal customers again and in return we have ensured that all orders from the European Union will be free of any additional fees or duties,” he added.
The new facility is equipped to contain a wide selection of items for the Bristol-based business that are currently not readily available in other supermarkets across Europe.
British Corner Shop said the creation of the site was a “crucial step” in its growth strategy.
“We have seen an influx of customers buying essential and nostalgic items online and the expansion of our warehouse space in Europe will have a huge impact on the speed and efficiency of our operations,” added Farrar.