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#1 Old 04-16-2010, 02:47 PM
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Britain's supermarkets could soon run short of perishable goods including exotic fruits and Kenyan roses as the ongoing ban on UK air travel brought Britain's largest perishable air freight handling centre to a standstill today.



Norbert Dentressangle, the logistics company that operates this facility at Heathrow Airport, has warned that this weekend will effectively be a write-off. This will mean a three-day shortfall in the supply of certain products, including asparagus, grapes, green onions, lettuce and pre-packed fruit salads. The fear is that, while there are still supplies of these products in the supply chain, they are likely to be exhausted next week.




http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...k-supermarkets



All the more reason to buy locally grown in-season produce...
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#2 Old 04-16-2010, 07:28 PM
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Norbert Dentressangle is possibly the coolest name i've seen all week.
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Britain's supermarkets could soon run short of perishable goods including exotic fruits and Kenyan roses as the ongoing ban on UK air travel brought Britain's largest perishable air freight handling centre to a standstill today.



Norbert Dentressangle, the logistics company that operates this facility at Heathrow Airport, has warned that this weekend will effectively be a write-off. This will mean a three-day shortfall in the supply of certain products, including asparagus, grapes, green onions, lettuce and pre-packed fruit salads. The fear is that, while there are still supplies of these products in the supply chain, they are likely to be exhausted next week.




http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...k-supermarkets



All the more reason to buy locally grown in-season produce...



Yep. My local farm shop is selling just-picked large cauliflowers and cabbages, so fresh they still have the morning dew on them, for 45p each.
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