Economy October 12, 2021 | 9:45 am

Icon Dominican beer faces bottle crunch

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican National Brewery reported today that the demand for its flagship product Cerveza Presidente has grown in the period of economic reopening in the current pandemic and the company, despite having increased production compared to the period prior to the health crisis, has found it difficult to satisfy 100%.

“The fundamental reason is that the company has not received the amount of bottles it requires to meet this new demand due to the global shortage of glass containers, in addition to the great difficulties in the global supply chain, something that is also felt in the local market as access to various mass consumer goods becomes more difficult,” the company reported in a press release.

It highlighted that, according to media reports, 94% of the companies included in the Fortune 1000 list are facing interruptions in their production processes due to the global shortage of supplies such as cardboard, aluminum or plastic, necessary for the packaging of its products.

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Paul Tierney
October 12, 2021 11:24 am

Set up recycling centers and offer a refund for each bottle returned.

Chupacabra
October 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Now you are asking to much…:))…!!!

Eny G
October 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Where this beer comes from the recycling is heavy especially for soft drinks and beer so this seems weird they can’t keep up with demands if those glass containers are one of the most recycled items in the Dominican Republic

felix the cat
October 14, 2021 10:52 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Most beer bottles are recycled in DR. You are suggesting something that is already being done.

Mike
October 12, 2021 9:22 pm

They don’t recycle in the DR which would really help settle this problem.

David
October 13, 2021 7:13 am
Reply to  Mike

They used to reuse those bottles over and over again… if they are no longer doing that, that’s the problem. If they are, maybe it’s time that they pay more for them… we are constantly paying more for the full ones.

felix the cat
October 14, 2021 10:55 am
Reply to  David

they still do, I dont know where you are geting this Idea from.

Coby smith
October 14, 2021 10:02 am
Reply to  Mike

Glass items are one of the most recycled items in Dominican Republic.

Peter Harris
October 21, 2021 6:57 pm

The reasons for this is very obvious. The beer companies need to revamp their return system starting with giving more money for bottles returned. Poor people collect bottles for 1-2 pesos. So they hoard them until it is worthwhile to bring in bottles to a depot. Highly unprofessional. The foundation Accion ambiental Guayacanes AAG wrote the Minister of Environment as well as the beer association recommending a system similar to Ontario, Canada where over 90% of the bottles are returned to stores by beer customers. No responses were received.