TESCO chiefs have confirmed they are stockpiling food amid uncertainty over Brexit. 

The food giant - which has stores in Linwood, Renfrew, Paisley, and Barrhead - has warned that it is already working with suppliers to secure a 'sensible' contingency plan. 

The news comes as MPs in Westminster prepare to have their say on Prime Minister Thereas May's exit agreement with the European Union on Tuesday. 

Tesco chief executive, Dave Lewis, admitted planning was well underway as Brexit worries grow. 

Mr Lewis added that “sensible” contingency planning is under way and Tesco is working with suppliers to stockpile goods.

However, he sounded the alarm bell over fresh food.

He added: “It’s hard to contingency for fresh food, where we can’t stockpile.

“Like other retailers, we’d be keen that there is no friction at the border given the UK imports half of the fresh food it eats.”

Tesco are the latest giant to admit to planning for struggles after Brexit, with Marks & Spencer chiefs revealling they are preparing for a no-deal now the frentic Christmas trading period is behind them. 

Tesco and Marks & Spencer have become the latest big names to reveal they are stockpiling packet and tinned foods as retailers’ no-deal preparations move up a gear now that the frenetic Christmas trading period is behind them.

According to The Guardian, Marks & Spencer said its own Brexit planning committee had “upped the ante” and started to make a “few real choices”.

The chief executive, Steve Rowe, said: “We have taken some additional long-life stuff but our food business is 70% fresh and anything that slows down will contribute to cost and waste.”