Coca-Cola supplies affected by aluminium can shortage

Supplies of Coca-Cola products across Britain and the rest of Europe could be affected due to a shortage of aluminium cans.

Customers have noted the difficulty in obtain certain products, such as Diet Coke and Coke Zero, in recent weeks and this is due to ‘a number of logistical challenges’, as reported by The Guardian.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is responsible for making, transporting and selling products across 29 countries in Europe and Asia, but has been hit by a number of problems that are affecting supplies.

Nik Jhangiani, chief financial officer of CCEP, said: “Supply chain management has become the most important aspect following the pandemic, to ensure we have continuity for customers.

“We are very happy with how we have performed in the circumstances, with service levels higher than a lot of our market competitors.

“There are still logistical challenges and issues though, as with every sector, and the shortage of aluminium cans is a key one for us now, but we are working with customers to successfully manage this.”

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