Booker restricts sales of beers, ciders and soft drinks

Booker is limiting customers to 10 cases of each type of beer, five cases of cider and five of soft drinks as a result of a shortage of CO2 used in carbonated drinks.

Booker customers face being unable to load up with beer, cider and soft drinks.

Booker said in a statement: “Due to the international shortage of CO2, we are experiencing some supply issues on soft drinks and beer. We are currently working hard with our suppliers to minimise the impact for our customers and cannot comment further at this stage.”

According to the BBC and ITV, there is a CO2 shortage because some of the factories in the UK and mainland Europe that produce it are out of action for maintenance and repairs.

Heineken reported that its Amstel and John Smith’s brands had been hit by the shortage, while Coca-Cola said it had “paused” some of its production lines but added that there had been “no disruption to supply to date”.

Meanwhile, Morrisons has suspended online deliveries of some frozen foods due to a lack of dry ice, which is made using CO2.

Tel: Booker (01933) 371000

Published Date: June 26, 2018
Category: Wholesale Industry News