The cluster aforesaid Heineken, Carling and Coors were among the brands affected.
Heineken and brewer Molson Coors aforesaid that like several within the business, that they had been hit by a shortage of HGV drivers.
Meanwhile, a Coca-Cola bottling big conjointly aforesaid Diet Coke was inaccessible in some supermarkets thanks to the motive force shortage.
The UK is facing a shortage of lorry drivers that hauliers have curst on Covid and Brexit, and have concerned immigration rules to be modified to permit EU drivers to come.
But the govt. has systematically aforesaid that the draw business and retailers have to be compelled to be coaching new kingdom drivers.
The supplying issues have light-emitting diode to empty shelves at some supermarkets, whereas the retail business has flagged issues regarding Christmas provides.
Fast-food chains have conjointly been hit, with Nando’s running in need of chicken and McDonald’s having to prevent serving milkshakes.
There also are shortages of Diet Coke in some supermarkets thanks to the dearth of HGV drivers, furthermore as issues sourcing metal cans, bottling big Coca Cola Europacific Partners aforesaid.
It aforesaid its provide chain was operating “flat out” to fulfill demand.
‘Pubs will not run dry’
Wetherspoons conjointly aforesaid on Wed that a number of its pubs had seen some provide shortages.
The tap house chain aforesaid there had been issues with Heineken and Molson Coors deliveries.
“We are experiencing some provide issues with each Carling and Coors, which implies that some pubs don’t have the merchandise on the market,” a Wetherspoons spokesperson aforesaid.
“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused. we all know that the brewers are attempting to resolve the difficulty.”
Molson Coors, that owns Carling and Coors, said: “Like several in our nice British production and tap house sector, we’ve got been hit by the HGV driver shortage.
“While overall our convenience is nice, there square measure intermittent pockets of pressure in our provide network that are sadly touching variety of Wetherspoons pubs.
“After such a tough amount for our business, it’s heart breaking to be material possession any client down and that we can still do everything in our power to urge our much-loved brands back on every Wetherspoons bar,” it said.