Belfast Telegraph

Mars boss says it's stockpiling in UK and Ireland

By Michael Cogley

Food giant Mars will begin stockpiling foods in both Ireland and the UK as part of its contingency plans for a hard Brexit, the company's global food and drink president has said.

But Fiona Dawson, who is originally from Dublin, also ruled out moving the company's production out of the UK even if tariffs and border checks were introduced.

"The good news is this has been coming for years now and irrespective of the final deal we haven't been waiting, we've contingency-planned for a hard Brexit," Ms Dawson explained.

"We'll obviously look at increasing our stocks because there will be a period of uncertainty for people relating to whatever deal is put in place. We'll be stockpiling both in Ireland and the UK."

Ms Dawson, who sits on the board of the Trinity Business School, also dismissed stories that the UK would "run out" of Mars bars after Brexit.

"It is always very humbling when you see the Mars bar is still one of the great icons and people still use it as currency, the price of a Mars bar. We have plans in place to ensure the continuity of supply."

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