Outerwear brand Barbour has warned that its jackets could be in short supply after goods valued at over £500,000 were stolen from a lorry.
A lorry carrying almost 8,000 Barbour jackets was hijacked by masked men on October 7 near Doncaster while the driver was asleep. The company said the loss could impact supplies.
Steve Buck, managing director of J Barbour & Sons said: “Undoubtedly, this incident will have an impact on our ability to deliver to some of our customers. I can only apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as a result of this theft.”
Barbour is enjoying a surge in popularity after celebrities such as Lily Allen and Sienna Miller sported the range, and is frequently cited by premium lifestyle and young fashion indies as one of their bestselling brands. The company recently reported sales of £74m for 2009, up from £68m the year before.