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What's the economic cost of Brexit? Pineapples tell a tale

The British economy has weakened in the face of a confounding array of uncertainties


Peter S Goodman | NYT 

Britain is increasingly grappling with the bewildering economic consequences of its pending departure from the European Union. For one company, Nim’s Fruit Crisps, the impact is measured in the soaring cost of pineapple. Nim’s dries fruits into snacks served up like potato chips, operating out of a former metal shop in this industrial enclave east of London. One of its best-selling varieties uses pineapple from Costa Rica that is shipped in by an Amsterdam-based trading company. The pineapple is priced in euros. Since Britain’s decision to leave the EU — ...

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First Published: Thu, November 02 2017. 00:27 IST