AG Barr the maker of Irn-Bru has said that the supply of the raw materials for the soft drink has been hit by the recent driver shortage issues with deliveries to stores being affected.

The company has revealed that they are struggling to make deliveries of the drinks because of HGV and supply shortages, they also revealed they are now facing rising costs.

Irn-Bru campaign launched

The company has said that they will continue to monitor the situation and are hopeful that any issues can be resolved soon and will keep an eye on the governments response to the latest issues.

Updating the stock market, Irn-Bru bosses said: “In recent weeks we have seen increased challenges across the UK road haulage fleet, associated in part with the Covid-19 pandemic, impacting customer deliveries and inbound materials.

“In addition, the risks associated with the wider labour pool and the current Covid-19 pandemic response are areas we continue to monitor closely.”

Old Jamaica targets younger shoppers and take-home occasions with new Tropical Soda flavour and two-litre format

The details were revealed as the company reported strong sales and profit growth in the first half of the year.

AG Barr told Sky News: “In recent weeks we have seen increased challenges across the UK road haulage fleet, associated in part with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting customer deliveries and inbound materials.

“In addition, the risks associated with the wider labour pool and the current COVID-19 pandemic response are areas we continue to monitor closely.”

Read more news about the national lorry driver shortage