UK: Foot-And-Mouth Threatens Pittards' Profits
Specialist leather makers Pittards has warned of disappointing profits for the near future following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth in the UK, which has quickly dried up UK supplies of sheep and cattle hides. Pittards, based in Somerset, used to buy around 10,000 hides a week to enable it to supply finished leather to companies such as Puma, Adidas and Clarks shoes.
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