Buying & Shipping
Tea and coffee are dependent on international shipping lines to find its way to markets. During the pandemic, shipping costs have skyrocketed as global supply chains and trade channels have been disrupted.
Shipping has become a sellers’ market and as a result, the cost of booking a container to transport goods has increased dramatically. In fact, since last year we’ve seen shipping costs increased by over 66% globally.
Packaging and logistics
Beyond the cost of buying and shipping tea to our Harrogate HQ, like many other industries, we’re experiencing the rise in costs closer to home from packaging to transport.
Inflation is expected to hit a 30 year high in 2022 and the impact is being seen across all industries and aspects of life.
Energy prices are affecting manufacturers and retailers across the UK with higher energy, petrol and transport bills. Added to this is an increasingly competitive job market and labour shortages in some industries, such as the lorry drivers who get your tea to the supermarket shelves.
We’ve balanced up all these factors, with the awareness that shopping baskets are getting dearer across the board. But we know that we won’t compromise on the quality of our tea and the relationships we’ve built with suppliers – the things that are integral to a proper brew.
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