Brexit Stockpiling

Worried About Post-Brexit Shortages?

Recent research carried out by the finance provider Premium Credit has discovered that UK consumers have spent a total of £4 billion stockpiling food, drinks and medicine amid fears of a “no-deal” Brexit in October.
Clearly, there seems to be worry surrounding business predictions and speculation that there could be short-term supply problems.
But in an era of ever-diminishing living spaces with little or no storage, where are they keeping their hoards? Well, as long as the goods are non-perishable, such as canned or bottled produce, we have a solution. Our smallest storage space, a one-metre cubed locker, lends itself perfectly to the storage of these types of items.

stockpiling food amid fears of brexit shortages

Stockpiling food in readiness for Brexit

Peak Trading

Whether this sort of practice is actually necessary is another question and one you should consider for yourselves.

However, for SMEs, particularly for those whose businesses are seasonal – the October Brexit deadline may be important – in as much as it is very close to what may be their peak trading period; Christmas.

Such businesses normally start to buy their seasonal ranges well ahead of time and they inevitably will need storage space for their stocks, whether they are manufacturers, shops or e-commerce businesses.

We can offer affordable short term storage for as little as one week, in individual units ranging from 25 square feet to 200 square feet+, with CCTV and 24 hour access with insurance.

To Panic or Not?

In times of uncertainty or a concern about the future, such as a no-deal Brexit, it is inevitable that there will be worry about a break in the supply chain. Stockpiling may be an option for some. At least they have that control – storing supplies – around what could be seen as an uncontrolable time. Food, water and medicines are all items which may be on the “got to have enough of” list.

Just get in touch if you would like to know more about our units for your supplies.

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