Retail Excellence has said that it would 'like to reassure everyone that Ireland is prepared to continue to supply all grocery outlets for the coming months.'
'There is no reason for Irish citizens to have any concern in that regard,' said the group that represents the Irish retail industry in a statement.
This afternoon Retail Excellence said that it spoke with all of the major grocery multiples and forecourt operators in Ireland.
Following the meeting the group said that 'the industry has never been more prepared having planned for a hard Brexit over the past number of months.'
Retail Excellence said it believed that Heather Humphreys, Minister of Business and Enterprise, has done a 'tremendous job in monitoring this matter' and 'please be assured that we have more than adequate contingencies in place'.
'Social media images of empty shelves are simply sensationalizing the matter. These shelves are restocked every evening and restocking will continue into the future.'
The group concluded that it echo's Varadkar's comments when this morning he confirmed that the shops will remain open and we have plans to ensure supply chains will not be interrupted.
© 2020 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.