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As discussions around the potential future relationship between the UK and the EU enter a critical stage, we have also inevitably reached peak political positioning and bluster.
Even before the impacts of the pandemic, eCommerce and marketplaces were highlighted as the greatest areas of future growth but with that growth came additional complexity.
The UK formally left the EU in January and on the 1st January 2021 the transition period which effectively maintained the status quo from a customs and trade perspective comes to an end.
Beyond the human tragedy of Covid-19, the first half of 2020 taught us all a lot about ‘agility’ within our supply chains. The rolling impact of manufacturing and retail shutdowns combined with travel and consumer restrictions, impacted consumer demand and disrupted the channel mix.