Fears over Quality Street Christmas supplies amid staff shortages

Supplies of Good quality Avenue chocolate are below menace this Xmas as its operator Nestle battles with staff members shortages and shipping difficulties.

Mark Schneider, the chief govt of Nestle, said the business, which also owns Nescafe and KitKat chocolate bars, was seeing “some labour shortages and some transportation difficulties” ahead of the Xmas interval.

He explained to the BBC: “It is really our British isles team’s best precedence to perform constructively with shops to offer them.”

Mr Schneider said the business was “functioning really hard” to make positive there was not a lack of Good quality Avenue in shops this Xmas.

The chocolate brand name was launched in 1936 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and is named following the JM Barrie play Good quality Avenue.

A Nestle spokesman said: “Like all enterprises we are controlling a number of difficulties at the instant but we are functioning really hard to mitigate those people difficulties and are not seeing, or expecting, a content impact on offer.

“Our manufacturing facility in Halifax manufactures up to twelve million Good quality Avenue sweets each day and there will be a good deal to go around this Xmas.”

The warning from Nestle is the latest signal of tension in the foodstuff sector ahead of the busiest interval of the calendar year for producers, with the closing three months of the calendar year recognised as the “Golden Quarter”.