The Impact of Food Stockpiling

By now everyone knows that the government along with many companies have been stockpiling. Many have speculated as to the impact of this stockpiling, but it may not come as a surprise to you that all these predictions aren’t particularly positive.


Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England has warned that food prices may rise between 6 and 10% in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. While Kath Dalmeny, Policy Director of Sustain, has said:

“It has become clear that a ‘no deal’ Brexit has serious negative implications for our food system, the farmers and fishers who produce our food, the environment, and for food standards and cost. Other ‘deal’ scenarios may also be associated with rises in food prices and disruption to the continuity of supply.”

As Britain currently relies on daily deliveries and a constant food produce flow between Europe, overproduction and long-term storage will have a huge ripple effect on the industry, as well as there being a shortage of warehouse space currently available in the UK.

However, much of the consumer demand comes from fresh produce that can’t be stored long-term, and some products can’t be stockpiled due to there being no way to accelerate factors such as crop growth.

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CRS offer solutions to all kinds of temperature-sensitive produce storage. There is a range of refrigerated containers, blast freezer and hot boxes to help the baked goods industry, keeping food fresher for longer. The catering industry benefits from CRS’s mobile cold stores, ensuring produce can be stored and taken to the right place at the right time and in the optimum conditions.

The dairy industry has a wide selection of refrigeration products to choose from to store the products in the most efficient and economical way, never compromising quality. The temperature-controlled storage benefits the fish industry and the meat industry, aiming to keep the produce as close to the condition in which they were caught as possible.

There is a diverse and bespoke range of products available for the fruit and vegetable industry, from blast freezers to cold stores. Locally produced fruit and veg can be kept even during non-seasonable months in peak condition. These are available in a wide variety of sizes, from the mini mobile cold store to the industrial sized mega cold stores.

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Not only do CRS produce the perfect solution for storing temperature sensitive products, but we pride ourselves on our after-sale treatment, our project management and our maintenance plans. Our reputation is integral to our business and we strive to uphold it at any opportunity.

We can provide custom cold storage solutions with additional access and tailored sizing to suit any budget. Give our cold storage experts a call on 0800 085 2298 now to see how we can help.

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Published by: CRS Cold Storage

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