Thistle Seafoods: Supply chain issues, post-Brexit paperwork straining costs

Peterhead, Scotland-based Thistle Seafoods, a fifth-generation family-owned business, has weathered plenty of crises in its 70-plus year history.
Peterhead, Scotland-based Thistle Seafoods, a fifth-generation family-owned business, has weathered plenty of crises in its 70-plus year history. Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic have been bumps in the road, and current labor shortages and global supply chain disruptions are also causing headaches, according to Thistle Seafoods Vice President North America Lorraine Bruce-Helmkay. “In the U.K., [we] have the same labor shortages as in U.S.,” she said. “And supply chain problems started in the…


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