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Sprite shortage

For the past several weeks the grocery shops I have visited do not have any 2L bottles of Sprite . Is there a shortage
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Not sure, but another product from that aisle, Canada Dry club soda, hasn't been available for a month or two. Stores just shove copious bottles of ginger ale into the shelf spot for club soda... :rolleyes:
Wouldn't be a big deal, but the main alternative, Schweppes, isn't sold in most national grocers. Always seems to suspiciously be tonnes of stock of the garbage private label brands, too.

How can there actually be shortages of these products? It's just carbonated water.
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I think there was a shortage of Orange Crush for a good while recently. Guess it happens nowadays.

Speaking of soft drinks, I had Muskoka Brewery's Ginger Ale the other day. That is real ginger ale, less sugary and more ginger taste, loved it.
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try shoppers for the 18 packs i find it better as don't have to open larger bottle also as a side benefit cans are actually recyclable
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DeletedMemories wrote: try shoppers for the 18 packs i find it better as don't have to open larger bottle also as a side benefit cans are actually recyclable
I haven't seen sprite in cans for over a year in my area.
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I've noticed 591ml bottles of Diet Pepsi out of stock at many stores in my area around London.
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The mini bottles of Fanta Orange disappeared a month or so ago.
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its for the best. some of the worst crap you can put in your body.
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There’s SOMEWHAT of an APPARENT pop shortage
Spurred on by the fact there’s A REAL … Aluminum Can SHORTAGE
So manufacturers have been focussing their efforts on running primarily their BEST SELLERS on their production lines

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So less popular lines
Aren’t run as often
Therefore are harder to find
And sell out quicker (be that in cans or bottles)

The real shortage issue
Tho also impacts other lines (and costs)
As folks feel there is a shortage … just look at the empty shelves of the less popular lines
So they in turn fear that the shortage could become greater / affect them
So they buy even more pop in even the popular lines (affects all pop … cans or bottles)

It’s kind of like this is the current run on TP we all saw back in March 2020

Perceived idea … becomes a reality
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There may be an aluminum can shortage but is there a PETE shortage which is what every non-glass bottle of pop is made from?
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mrweather wrote: There may be an aluminum can shortage but is there a PETE shortage which is what every non-glass bottle of pop is made from?
Not that I have heard of …
But folks see somethings they want to buy not available in cans (Diet Canada Dry Gingerale in our case)
So they switch to the 2 Litre Bottles

Then folks not informed about the aluminium can shortage
Come along see more empty spots on the shelves
(I’d say 2 to 4x as many as in previous years)
Find they cannot locate something like Diet Canada Dry in either cans or bottles
See even the other Diet Gingerales are also sold out
And supply is sketchy in other soft drinks
And then they panic buy …

So instead of buying just their regular supply of pop
They double buy

This in turn means more empty shelves

Next guy comes along … sees the same
Perceives the same issue
Also stocks up / panic buys

It’s EXACTLY THE SAME thing as the TP buying spree

Meanwhile … Stores cannot keep pop in stock to any great extent
So they cancel sales
And raise prices

I am paying 2 to 3x for pop I want now
Versus in 2019

Same thing happened with TP

Until folks cooled their crazy buying habits
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how about coffee? I bought like 20 costco sized bags of my fav when it was on sale.... just incase. lol.
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i don't think there will ever be a real shortage of crap like sugar water tho. oh the humanity.
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These days every time there is a shortage the excuse is Covid...

Pop Shortage
You may have been to a grocery store and searched for a 12-pack of your favourite soda pop, only to come up empty-handed.

Like other dilemmas faced by Canadians since mid-March, the coronavirus pandemic is to blame, according to beverage peddlers.
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mrweather wrote: There may be an aluminum can shortage but is there a PETE shortage which is what every non-glass bottle of pop is made from?
If they’re nixxing production of a flavour in cans than any other containers will also be affected since they have to switch formulas.
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I haven't been able to find ANY Diet Orange Crush or Diet MD....
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XxXSnake23XxX wrote: I haven't been able to find ANY Diet Orange Crush or Diet MD....
This is typical / par for the course
They sacrifice DIET drinks vs Regular
Cuz far more Consumers drink the Regular formulations vs Diet

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