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Harrods delays summer discount sale due to global supply chain issues

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Harrods has delayed its summer discount sale by two to three weeks because of global supply chain hold-ups, it has announced.“Our supply chain is running two to three weeks behind where it should be,” Michael Ward, the managing director of the upmarket Knightsbridge department store, told Bloomberg TV at the Qatar Economic Forum. “A good example of that is, we’ve just delayed the summer sale for two weeks because I need another 10% of new-season stock to allow me to function into the new year.”The situation has been exacerbated by Brexit, said Ward:“It’s almost impossible to find the right staff.

We’ve lost significant amounts of people as a result of Brexit. And it’s not the skilled or qualified, it’s the people we need to do jobs that unfortunately the British will not do.”Harrods is not alone in suffering from supply chain disruption.

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