Why A Shipping Container Has Been Turned Into Possibly The World’s Smallest Border Store

A Swedish company has opened the first border shop in Wales in a 40-foot shipping container to take advantage of demand for duty-free goods now that the U.K. has exited the European Union.

Travel retailer R&F—a distribution and, more recently, retail affiliate of ferry group Stena Line—began trading at the store this week in Holyhead, on the island of Anglesey in North Wales. The ferry port, where Stena Line ferries operate services to Dublin, is home to about 13,000 people many of whom work in port and ferry-related services.

In a LinkedIn post, R&F Travel Retail described the new store as “probably the world’s smallest border shop.” It

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