Addressing journalists during a tour of the company’s Harare plant on Thursday, Delta Beverages chief executive Pearson Gowero said although government had released foreign currency to enable importation of raw materials they will still not be able to produce enough soft drinks ahead of the festive season.
Gowero insisted that the company had not increased its wholesale prices although many retailers have increased the prices for soft drinks. Said Gowero:
But I am happy to say that I have just received confirmation here that the central bank has allocated us some money to bring in some concentrates for soft drinks. Therefore, we are working over the weekend to get them in time for Christmas. As far as beer is concerned, we should be able to meet demand without too many problems. Soft drinks, clearly we are not able to do so. There is going to be some kind of shortage of drinks.
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