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Nova Tissue’s Managing Director comments on stockpiling of toilet roll ahead of Brexit in The Metro

During this time of what seems to be prolonged uncertainty, one question keeps being asked… Do we need to stockpile toilet paper? As a key spokesperson in the toilet paper manufacturing industry (or at the very least in our Nova Tissue factory!) our Managing Director Khurram Iqbal has been asked to comment on this very issue for the metro.co.uk, read his feature here.

‘Apocalyptic Pantry’

With preparations in place for a no-deal Brexit, consumers across the country are starting to stockpile household essentials to ensure they aren’t caught short. Whilst we don’t think that stockpiling toilet paper is entirely necessary, prolonged disruption for incoming supplies at ports will no doubt severely test suppliers and could lead to some empty shelves.

The Brexit Plan

The UK is heavily reliant upon imports of raw materials including the main ingredient needed to produce toilet tissue and kitchen roll, but as we’ve been aware of the impending changes Brexit will bring, deal or no deal, our warehouse is fully stocked for all eventualities. Along with stocking up our warehouses, we’ve concentrated on sourcing as much of our raw materials as we can from UK suppliers which will help ensure minimal disruption for our customers.

We like to keep our customers in the loop with any developments at the Nova Tissue factory so will be maintaining our levels of service during this period, but if any customers are concerned please get in touch.

The impact of Brexit – Should we start stockpiling loo roll??!!

The UK is living in a world of uncertainty at the moment, from trade deals to votes of no confidence, and the mention of potential rationing to our everyday commodities takes us back to Britain in wartime. But what does a no-deal Brexit mean for your everyday shopping list?

The UK imports everything from food, fuels, medicine and vehicles so a no-deal Brexit could mean not just potential delays at ports for these materials entering the country, but also a spike in the price of these items for the customers who need them. Pulp is a raw material required to manufacture paper, whether it’s newspapers and magazines or toilet paper and kitchen towel, and it’s also a material which is imported into the UK market.

Panic not!

Toilet paper is on everyone’s weekly shopping list whether it’s a deluxe brand or a budget variety, so it is of course going to be an item in high demand 365 days of the year, deal or no deal! Here at Nova Tissue UK, our warehouse is fully stocked ready for all Brexit eventualities. We pride ourselves in always trying to give our customers the very best offer (and paper for their pound!), so we’ve focused on buying our raw materials from UK suppliers to ensure minimal disruption for our customers.

As always, we will be providing the same level of service throughout this period of uncertainty and are confident that our Nova Tissue customers will continue to receive the very best offer.