‎06-18-2020 02:10 AM - edited ‎06-18 Part of the shortage is due to the fact that there is an aluminum shortage. If you haven’t seen your favorite brand of Pepsi, Coke, or beer products in cans on grocery store shelves lately, you’re not alone. There's been a huge shift in drinking habits during lockdown . National aluminum can shortage. 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Same thing with Pepsi and Coke and all of the other smaller vendors and private labels – a shortage of cans. Dew (which I can no longer do – my tummy just outright rebels and makes things rather nasty for a day or so) but she likes to have one or the other for lunch and supper. Unfortunately here they don't sell the platico single.vottles as like I know in california on 7-11 i think is the 20 fl oz. The Sentinel’s editorial staff are connoisseurs of cherry Diet Pepsi. Apparently, the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused a dip in demand for ethanol. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. A Diet Coke and Coke Zero shortage could be on the horizon due to coronavirus. Coca Cola is being affected, we had to change our adds being they were running out of 12 packs cola and going to bottles and also it seems they are downsizing too. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.. Clear skies. So don’t count on your favorite flavors coming back any time soon. To my surprise, within the yards of Coke and Pepsi products, the gold-labeled caffeine free varietals were gone. And there are only 4 or 5 manufacturing plants that make them and they are not only scurrying to get aluminum. So, who knew that wipes and tonic would have holes on the shelves at the same time! After 9/11 there were superheroes, hobbits and a young wizard named Harry Potter to keep our minds off senseless acts of terrorism. It’s not just Coke that is impacted. Shutterstock. Now, an unexpected impact from the outbreak may cause a shortage of carbonated beverages. and other thoughts on the pandemic. While that seems worrisome considering we are facing a threat from another virus, there is reason to hope. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. And they can’t make all the cans that the nation is demanding. The New Hampshire primary is a test. The top aluminum producers in the world are Australia, China and Guinea, all of which are experiencing shipping delays because of the coronavirus. Pepsi Zero Sugar is one of the niche beverages that are harder to find because of a pandemic-caused aluminum can shortage. Coca-Cola, too! In World War II, Americans forgot all about the devastation in Europe and the Pacific with song and dance of musical comedies and romantic dramas. The top aluminum producers in the world are Australia, China and Guinea, all of which are experiencing shipping delays because of the coronavirus. Receive monthly updates on the latest issues of Charm East Texas magazine. You can get Mtn Dew and Diet Mtn Dew and a bit of the “seasonal specials” but that’s it. BY JOSH EDWARDS As a result, there is a shortage of aluminum used for beverage cans. Have you been able to find it in your city? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a nationwide shortage of aluminum cans. Low 31F. The popular soda brand is … PHOTO BY MICHELLE SIEGEL> / CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE Facebook Would you like to receive our daily news? AFP via Getty Images. Spokane, Washington Est. Beer, spiked seltzer and other alcoholic drinks all require CO2. Not only that, but they are now running into a shortage of plastic bottles as well. Why is there an aluminum can shortage? We haven’t been able to stock it in the office fridge for weeks now, and even un-flavored diet sodas are hard to come by. With the resulting shortage of aluminum cans, factories like Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Spokane Valley have had to prioritize. The reason is that we used to recycle all of the aluminum to China. The real reason there might be a beer and soda shortage. There is a nationwide shortage of Sprite Zero, and Mellow Yello, Fresca and other Pepsi products. Other beverage makers, including Pepsi, have allegedly been forced to focus on their most popular flavors to keep … My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. Additionally, an aluminum can shortage has reportedly forced drink makers to be more selective of which existing products they do package, leaving lesser-selling items to … The world’s top soft drink company has also said that the virus has disrupted its supply chain for artificial sweetener and “certain other ingredients” that are shipped in from China. For nearly a century, Americans looking for distractions from times of uncertainty have turned to the dark, popcorn-scented sanctuary of the cinema for an hour and a half or more of distraction. In the 1960s, we still loved musical comedies and romance and added James Bond as a way to forget for a moment that our nation had failed to deal with racial issues for a century, that our president had been shot in Dallas and that the Vietnam War was ongoing. The fact that people who were under stay at home orders consumed more beer and soda caused an increase in demand for aluminum cans and manufacturers could not keep up with the demand. Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). The last stop was Shaw’s and when I got to the tonic (the old New England word for soda or pop) aisle, I kept looking for them (plus a couple of other flavors). Dr. Pepper announced a shortage of their products Monday, and it's partly because of the high demand for aluminum cans. Pepper confirm they are currently running extremely low on their famous soda. Receive the most recent obituaries every afternoon. Pepsi said Thursday that starting early next year, its Aquafina brand of water would be test-marketed in aluminum cans at some retailers and food-service providers. Quietly on July 11, the channel added 25 minutes of footage taken around town in 1938. So, I rolled out of bed and down the road to take advantage of the “senior hours” at the local grocery stores. Last week, public radio’s top team of science reporters put together a fantastic portrait of the lingering effects of the 1918 flu epidemic. COVID-19 has delayed the production and exports of the artificial sweeteners used to make the brand’s diet and zero-sugar sodas. Oh Great—Now There's an Aluminum Can Shortage, Too Americans are drinking at home more, and canned beverage companies are having a hard time keeping up with demand. There's an unexpected shortage in aluminum cans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 20 'Kats, 72-61, County districts take varying approaches to weather closures, Visitor restrictions announced as cases, hospitalizations rise. How Did COVID-19 Cause An Aluminum Can Shortage?. Still do – but China isn’t sending it back (as in ingots). What gives? 21 Indians use press to knock off No. HOUSTON - With summer weather heating up, consumers may find it difficult to find a cold, canned beverage to quench their thirst. Aluminum can shortage means some soda flavors could disappear from store shelves ... aluminum cans. Companies are facing an aluminum can shortage, KHOU 11 reports. Radiolab’s July 17 episode “Dispatches from 1918” is a must-listen for anyone interested in what the world might look like on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic. And it hasn’t helped that consumer demand, because of the hot summer we’re experiencing, has shot up as well. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and accepted by all metal recycling businesses. Pepsi and Dr. Preheat oven and cook El Monterey taquitos according to directions on the box. For the purpose of this post, my quest wasn’t about trying to find toilet paper (that’s back on shelves), paper towels (that also), or even that most coveted of items, Chlorox disinfectant wipes (although I did score two containers!). But we don’t have to rely on foreign bauxite for our aluminum. There may have been an aluminum can shortage this year, but at PepsiCo there certainly hasn't been a shortage of genius. Fauci said he felt hopeful that vaccines and other treatments could help turned the coronavirus into a threat on the same level as seasonal flu — the one we’re still dealing with more than a century later. As demand later started to turn around, the saga culminated in consumers complaining to the U.S. Senate that the financing deals were creating an artificial shortage. Can makers are trying to increase production but it hasn’t moved quickly. If you’ve reached the end of Netflix and now find all of Amazon Prime stale, head over to the SFA Film School’s Youtube channel where you can see both the past and future of cinema. There is a spike in demand for canned soft drinks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the latest local, college and national sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Leaven For the Loaf – President signs executive order to protect vulnerable newborns, Green Energy Policies Could Bring Blackouts to NH, BLM Leader: Many NHDems Secretly Backing Agenda, ‘Tight Races’ Keep Them Silent, UPDATE: Parents Arrested Several Months After Bringing Kids to Concord Playground, The wrong policies could bring California’s rolling blackouts to New Hampshire, House, Senate to consider veto override on September 16, Without innovation, labor can’t generate progress, Lawsuit Challenges NH Absentee Voting Process. Beverage makers — beer brewers included — have also said there’s an an aluminum can shortage. I just thought it was an ingredient shortage for reasons I couldn’t fathom (like for the wipes – but that’s for another post) – sugar, dyes, sweeteners, flavors, CO2 (yeah, that was a thing a while ago), something else? The reason is that we used to recycle all of the aluminum to China. Coke Life, Mello Yellow, Sprite Zero, Fresca, as well as Pepsi products, seem to be missing from people’s stories. Soda flavors disappear from store shelves due to aluminum can shortage: report Americans stocked up on canned beverages during the lockdown, straining manufacturers. A shortage of aluminum cans is crimping supplies of certain drinks, industry officials said. I crushed a disc in my lower spine 15 years ago. Signup today! Sign up to receive emails about our exciting Deals, Contests, & Special Offers! But the problem with a product that's grown seasonally and harvested once a year is that once the supplies are gone, you can't simply produce more of it, says Gus Lebiak, president and COO of Krasdale Foods, a grocery wholesaler in New York City. “It doesn’t have the reassortment capabilities that the flu has,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, told the radio show. From the Doesn't That Stink file, the bigger threat to Coke products is the worsening aluminum can shortage. Spoiler alert: The so-called Spanish Flu is still alive and well at making people sick. While I was intrigued by the historical repercussions influenza had on art, entertainment, politics, news and a renewed interested in spiritualism what I found most fractionating was what happened to the flu virus itself. Shutterstock. Still do – but China isn’t sending it back (as in ingots). Two guys from competing companies who were stocking their wares, seeing I wasn’t finding things, asked if they could help. 137 votes, 72 comments. I learned from listening to them that ALL of the fizzy companies are having the same problem. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. What they don’t have is CANS. Related: Disinfectant and Sanitizing Wipes – Why Haven’t They Been Appearing on the Shelves. The reason for the go here, go there, go to that other place is that we all know that it has become more difficult to find the items we really want; one needs to make multiple stops (or go without). Yes, aluminum cans. In case there were not enough products you might have anxiety over running out of, you can add carbonated drinks to that list, too. Many people are wondering if this is a shortage, or has it been discontinued. Pepsi just told use are product locator, but no near stores by my city and nothing online. Most importantly, there's a shortage in aluminum can production due to … But … Success! There was a problem saving your notification. 20.4k members in the lexington community. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit! It's starting to impact all soft drink companies, and … Sign up today! Get the latest breaking news from The Daily Sentinel newsroom. Where's all the diet soda? You can pitch in and do your part by recycling cans once you drink through your stockpile of delicious canned beverages. Rebuild NH COVID-19 Legislators Policy Summit, Debate Discussion with Liz Gabert and then Guest Cassie Smedlle from the RNC, Greg Moore Explains How You Can Help Defuse New Hampshire’s Tax Hike Time Bomb, Disinfectant and Sanitizing Wipes – Why Haven’t They Been Appearing on the Shelves. Just like us – we can have all the content you’d want but if there’s no InnerTubes, you’re not getting any content. That means every flu death over the past 100 years is directly related to the 1918 outbreak and the flu you might have had this winter shares its genes with the one that killed soldiers in the trenches. Sign up to receive The Daily Sentinel Headlines. As diabetics, health-conscious folks and diet soda aficionados have noticed, the stock of sugar-free soft drinks is depleted on most store shelves. When I told them about the MD Red and Blue, one of them shook their head and said “shortages.”. ... as an aluminum can shortage has forced the two largest armies in … That’s because there is a shortage of 12-ounce aluminum cans caused by the coronavirus pandemic. You know the one when lunch has passed but hours remain in the work day. Not of who can win but of how well you can lose. Fewer and fewer people are going out to bars and drinking draft beverages, which means an uptick in home alcohol consumption, which also means that more bottles and … Supply chain issues with aluminum, steel, and tin cans are ramping up as COVID-19 changes buying patterns, resulting in a trickle-down effect on product offerings and time-to … The front page of Lexington, KY. Sunny skies. She never drank it in the quantities that I used to drink the regular Mtn. I also had noticed that the price of 12 packs of Diet Pepsi is up. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Same thing with Pepsi and Coke and all of the other smaller vendors and private labels – a shortage of cans. Josh Edwards is managing editor of The Daily Sentinel. You can also browse though almost a decade worth of short films produced by film students and earn the right to say you know their work before they were famous. So the most prevalent forms of flu today are direct descendants of the 1918 flu. Would you like to receive our daily news? ... after Coca-Cola and Pepsi, to announce a shortage … Beverage makers — beer brewers included — have also said there’s an an aluminum can shortage. Error! Nope, they all had what they needed for the ingredients. I doubt the coronavirus will spell the end of the cinema because there’s always need to escape into a large, dark room with a bucket of popcorn and a half gallon of soda, but more and more, we’re forced to turn to television — streaming or otherwise — and the internet as our escape pod from a world of endlessly bad news. The official home of Pepsi®. The “lesser” products are being switched to 2-liter plastic bottles – not so good if you don’t drink all that much like TMEW – it goes flat. It should never end up in the landfill. It appears the problem is threefold. By Anne Wallace Feb 26, 2020, 1:26pm MST Share this story. Of course, the shortage isn’t limited to Coke products. An increase in home cooking has led to increases in demand for frozen and canned vegetables. The problem is that I haven’t been able to find either of them in cans (the fridge packs) for a number of weeks. As a result, just like when the meatpacking plants got shut down due to WuFlu infections of workers, the fizzy companies have sliced down their product offerings to their biggest selling products. So I work retail so was informed of aluminum shortage. An unexpected consequence of the pandemic is a shortage of aluminum cans. It was the basis for the popular “Nacogdoches 1938” documentary that was quite a hit at the local film festival a few years ago. By Molly Harris / April 20, 2020 2:14 pm EST. An aluminum can shortage across the country is leaving soda fans wondering when shelves will be stocked again, and companies don't have the answer. ), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again. 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