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UK has a ‘shortage of aluminum cans’ affecting drinks giant due to supply chain issues

by LLB Reporter
2nd Sep 21 10:57 am

Coca-Cola bottling business in the UK and Europe has a “shortage of aluminum cans” due to the supply chain.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) told the PA news agency they have faced “a number of logistics challenges” including pressure on lorry driver numbers, but the firm has continued to deliver “extremely high service levels.”

Nik Jhangiani, chief financial officer of CCEP told PA, “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 aluminum cans is a key one for us now, but we are working with customers to successfully manage this.”

Supermarkets, Greggs, Nando’s and many other companies have been affected by HGV driver shortages in recent weeks.

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