People were panic-buying when the COVID-19 pandemic started because they did not know what to expect.
Canadians were emptying the shelves at grocery stores starting in mid-March, buying up toilet paper and bottled water. Toilet paper has returned to shelves, but as people have adapted to life under COVID-19, new products have seen increased demand.
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Luke Chapman, the interim president for Beer Canada, said COVID-19 has caused a shortage of beer cans because of challenges and delays in sourcing aluminum.
“In an average year, restaurants, bars and taprooms make up about 25 per cent of total beer sales in Canada and can represent a much higher share for some brewers,” said Chapman. “In March, those sales, which are primarily draught, were eliminated and as a result brewers were forced to quickly adapt to the new market realities of unexpectedly having to sell more of their beer in cans and to a lesser degree bottles.”