The Union to stop selling pain au chocolat due to Brexit
We will no longer be selling pain au chocolat, croissants and brioche pastry products in our Union outlets due to the recent government decision to trigger Article 50 to begin the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The French company, Pâtisserie Paradis, that has been supplying The Shop, The Bridge and The Café for over 20 years, will sadly be bidding the Union farewell as we regrettably agree to leave our contract. The decision was made following the news that the French President intends to delay trade negotiations until after Brexit on 29 March 2019. Unfortunately, this has caused a rise in prices due to the current strength of the pound, which we have decided is unfeasible given our commitment to offering affordable products for our members.
Union President, Alex Hovden, comments, “We apologise for any inconvenience and we will be meeting with various UK-based companies within the coming weeks in order to find a suitable replacement supplier. Don’t forget that The Café will still be serving their 10 item breakfast for students when it re-opens on 24 April”.
In the meantime, we have many hot and cold breakfast products on sale in our outlets for you to enjoy while we investigate the matter further.