Supermarkets that sell British products on Spain’s Costa del Sol & Costa Blanca have reported problems with deliveries of fresh stock since 1 January.
Stricter border controls causing long delays, and a confusing set of rules mean many goods are not getting here on time.
It is has been reported that many hauliers are waiting until March until they are sure the journey to Europe is as unhindered as possible.
The Food Co. and Overseas Supermercados, who supply Tesco and Iceland products on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, apologized to customers via their Facebook pages about the lack of fresh products. Meat, some dairy products, and fruit and veg are especially in short supply, with some stores almost completely out of stock of these items.
Both companies posted that they had “been working around the clock over the last few months to prepare for post-Brexit life”.
The Facebook statement to British ex-pats by one of the companies Food Co, reads:
“It’s the British sausages I’m missing – I love my bit of sausage,” said Nicky Burness one disgruntled ‘sausage lover’ from the Costa del Sol.
Although through the many winges from the Expats there doesn’t seem to be much sympathy for them amongst others who question why they move to Spain to eat ‘British’
“This isn’t little England, it’s Spain so stop bloody moaning and get down a Spanish supermarket, if they want to live in Sun and live a British way of life, they should bugger off to Gib” says Rosie Campbell.
Rosie who has lived in Spain for 30 years after marrying a Spaniard told Global247news “So many are whinging it’s getting right on my ‘you know whats’, if you live in Rome you do as the Romans do, not act as holidaymaking grottles – I’m glad Britain left the EU now people need who live here need to start living as the Spanish do and not blighting the area with their ignorance” she stormed.
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