Fosters, Strongbow, Red Stripe & John Smith’s availability lull

Problems relating to production and raw material have taken their toll on parent firm Heineken

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Retailers face continued struggles to get stock of Fosters, Strongbow, Red Stripe and John Smith’s following availability issues experienced by parent company Heineken.

One wholesaler explained: “On top of the supplier struggling to meet the increased retail demand, Heineken has encountered production and raw-material issues.

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“We will continue to ensure we maximise availability where we can across the Heineken portfolio, but for the foreseeable future we will have some products unavailable and others with low availability.”

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