Fears over Quality Street Christmas supplies amid staff shortages

Supplies of High quality Avenue chocolate are beneath danger this Xmas as its proprietor Nestle battles with workers shortages and supply difficulties.

Mark Schneider, the main government of Nestle, reported the business, which also owns Nescafe and KitKat chocolate bars, was observing “some labour shortages and some transportation difficulties” forward of the Xmas interval.

He advised the BBC: “It is our British isles team’s major priority to perform constructively with merchants to source them.”

Mr Schneider reported the business was “operating hard” to make confident there was not a scarcity of High quality Avenue in stores this Xmas.

The chocolate manufacturer was established in 1936 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and is named soon after the JM Barrie play High quality Avenue.

A Nestle spokesman reported: “Like all businesses we are running a number of worries at the minute but we are operating hard to mitigate individuals difficulties and are not observing, or expecting, a substance impression on source.

“Our manufacturing facility in Halifax manufactures up to 12 million High quality Avenue sweets each individual day and there will be a lot to go all over this Xmas.”

The warning from Nestle is the latest indication of stress in the food business forward of the busiest interval of the year for makers, with the final 3 months of the year recognised as the “Golden Quarter”.