Northern Ireland stores see empty shelves as Brexit trade rules bite

LONDON -- The U.K.'s biggest supermarket chains warned Wednesday that food supplies in Northern Ireland face disruption because of new checks imposed by Britain's departure from the European Union.

After photos emerged showing empty shelves, the chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer wrote to the government saying there would be "significant disruption" unless urgent action was taken to fix an "unworkable" system.

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