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UK: pubs run out of beer after reopening | Covid

The hospitality sector has been one of the most affected by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. One of these examples has been the United Kingdom, which decreed a strict closure of commercial activity last January until infections and vaccines lowered the contagion curve to an acceptable figure for the country, with this, the famous pubs of the island They were closed until just a few weeks ago when the business reopened in the UK after a few months and a very hard year without activity. This recent opening to the public has meant an avalanche of customers for all the businesses on the island, especially its pubs that have seen how the income of this past month of April grew 12% compared to the same month of the year 2019. Without beer Demand has been so strong that many beer companies such as Heineken, one of the most famous suppliers in the country, have had They have to modify their shipments due to the lack of supply that has been happening throughout the country for a few days, because customers have consumed so much beer that it has been exhausted. On May 3, there was only beer left in pubs in the capital of England, London, and only for the following five days. Companies such as the aforementioned Heineken had to limit their shipments to three barrels per establishment and, in a statement, They assured that the demand had exceeded them: “the sales levels are higher than those of a normal month of April”, they assured.Other companies such as Amstel or Birra Moretti, assure that they will try to satisfy all the demand that has been presented after the reopening and it is already considering the possibility of importing beer from other parts of Europe where they have factories.The establishments, on the other hand, want the supply to be higher than normal and that is, after a year of losses, they see the light at the end of the tunnel. “Suppliers cannot move fast enough to keep up,” Phil Urban, CEO of the UK’s largest pub chain, Mitchells & Butlers, told the Financial Times. United for its population has been one of the causes that the country left the first position of European infections, to reach a rate of infections of about 2,000 a day, with more than 50% of the British population with a dose of the vaccine already received.

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