In the United States, as the year-end holiday approaches, people’s demand for beverages such as beer and cola has also risen.
However, due to the continuing supply chain crisis and shortages of packaging bottles and cans, the supply of beverages in the US market is obviously insufficient.
The latest data released by the US Data Services Corporation shows that the current supply chain crisis has almost affected the supply of every consumer product in the United States.
Among them, in the food and grocery industry, 5% to 10% of products face out of stock.
The out-of-stock rate of beverages is as high as 13%, covering soft drinks, beer and spirits.
US media reported that the market has increased demand for cans and beverage bottles, but aluminum and other raw materials for production are obviously insufficient, which is the main reason for the shortage of beverage supply.
Among them, the shortage of cans is more obvious.
According to data provided by Credit Suisse, about 75% of the new beverages launched this year are packaged in aluminum cans.
In the past five years, this ratio was about 30%-40%.
Credit Suisse analysts predict that in North America, the supply of packaging materials such as cans may not keep up with demand until 2025 or 2026.
In addition, increased market demand at the end of the year, shortage of labour such as truck drivers, and restricted sea and land transportation have also exacerbated the beverage shortage crisis.
For this reason, some domestic beverage and alcohol producers in the United States have also begun to find their own way out.
A winery in Virginia had to switch to plastic wine corks because it took 5 months for a Portuguese wooden wine cork to be shipped to the United States.
Some beverage companies choose other packaging materials because the imported glass bottles cannot be delivered for a long time.
How can companies that are deeply involved in this supply chain crisis reduce the losses caused by the supply of materials? In addition to preparing a large number of bottles and various packaging materials in advance, some companies also choose to buy a bottle blow moulder machine to produce bottles by themselves.
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