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Champagne shortage threatens New Year’s Eve celebrations as revelers are forced to find fresh hot toast at midnight

Developers are scrambling to find new products as a shortage of champagne threatens New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Vineyards are already feeling the effects of the global supply chain crisis, such as backlogs at ports and driver shortages.

Global supply chain problems threaten to cause champagne shortages, leaving revelers scrambling ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations

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Global supply chain problems threaten to cause champagne shortages, leaving revelers scrambling ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrationsCredit: Getty

The United States is currently in the early stages of a lack of champagne that is supposed to last several years, according to Alcoholic enthusiast magazine.

Importers are reportedly having to contend with ordering months in advance as delivery times to the US can be as long as three times.

Alison Napjus, Senior Editor of Wine Spectator, says Fox Business: “It’s not even just a basic traffic problem. We’re also looking at things like the lack of cages on top of your bottles, labels, boxes for your wine.

“So you put all of that together with the massive increase in demand we’ve seen for champagne this year. [and] for other sparkling wines and of course the holiday season and it can be difficult to find some of your favorite labels this year. “

Michael Bilello, senior vice president of communications and marketing for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, warned of the cost increase.

He told Fox Business: “As business costs and business challenges hit the wine and spirits industry, consumers will see it on store shelves or in bars and restaurants. surname.”

According to the report, demand for wine has increased as Americans stay home during the pandemic and the industry also suffers from severe drought, affecting production.

Congestion of the supply chain has driven up costs, leading to high inflation.

Last month, consumer prices in the US rose 6.8% from the previous 12 months – the biggest year-over-year increase since 1982.

Mario Bodden, a project manager at a shopping mall, says it costs $50 to fill up, instead of $35 when he fills up his car at a Mobil station in Yonkers, New York.

He told the Associated Press: “You start thinking: Do I go shopping? Do I fill up today? ”

Earlier this month, Kraft – the maker of Philadelphia cream cheese – warned that demand for the product has seen an uptick during the pandemic and output cannot keep up.

Basak Oguz, Philadelphia brand marketing director, the company has paused some items to meet demand for their more popular products, like cream cheese.

With the increase in baking and home eating throughout the pandemic, demand for cream cheese has increased by 18% since 2019, according to Kraft.

SUPPLY CHAIN ​​CRISIS

Restaurants are also ordering more cream cheese than in previous years.

New York City bagel stores have reported problems related to shortages.

Americans took to social media to complain that they couldn’t find the packages Flamin ‘Hot Cheetos on the shelves.

Fans fear that these chips have been discontinued.

It is reported that some of the company’s in-house factories are operating at less than full capacity and need more skilled machine operators.

Shortages of packaging materials, spices, oils and starches are also said to be causing production difficulties

In October, Frito-Lay said it plans to hire 15,000 employees to address the growing demand.

The company said it is continuing to invest in its business, including funding new production lines and expanding warehouses.

Alison Napjus, of Wine Spectator, warns tasters that it can be'difficult' to find their favorite label this year

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Alison Napjus, of Wine Spectator, warns tasters that it can be ‘difficult’ to find their favorite label this yearCredit: Fox Business

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