Coca-Cola Philippines confirms shutdown of certain bottling plants
Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. said on Wednesday some of its bottling plants have suspended operations due to the adverse effects of the sugar supply shortage on their production operations.
However, the company did not identify which plants were temporarily shut down.
“CCBPI confirms that the supply shortage of bottler’s grade sugar has affected the capability of some of our bottling plants to continue producing some products,” the Philippine unit of the beverage giant said, adding that it was doing everything to minimize supply disruption and its impact on their bottling operations.
Coca-cola said it was also continuing to work with the government and the sugar industry sector to arrive at a sustainable solution to the problem.
“Meantime, we thank those who remain loyal to Coca-Cola products for being patient, as we prepare to once again serve our full line-up of beverages,” the statement said further.