C-19 delays in production and distribution.
Because of the current on-going request by HM Government to
this is causing delays in production and distribution.
We send all domestic UK parcels by Royal Mail and they have informed us, as follows https://www.royalmail.com/coronavirus so distribution is possibly taking a day or two longer.
Our garment supplies are based in warehouses that have to observe social distancing so, although some types of garment are arriving within 2 to 3 days, some are taking nearly a week.
Production is also operating under the same regime so, to avoid the inevitable 'pinch points', the four production lines have been reduced to two for the time being and only half the staff are in work on a shared basis.
The resultant delay means that an extra 7 days has to be allowed to the normal 2 to 3 day turnround but we hope to bring this back as the situation 'normalises'.
The On-Line Store development for Great Alternative Stores is proceeding at pace with home working and further 'Alternatives' to the High Street are in process.
Keep safe and thank you for your forbearance.
Dick Sanders for