The Coca-Cola bottling business for the UK and Europe has said its supply chain has come under pressure from a shortage of aluminium cans. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners told the PA news agency that it has faced a number of logistics challenges recently, including pressure on HGV driver numbers, but said it has continued to deliver extremely high service levels. Nik Jhangiani, chief financial officer of CCEP, told PA “Supply chain management has become the most important aspect following the pandemic, to ensure we have continuity for customers. We are very happy with how we have performed in the circumstances, with service levels higher than a lot of our market competitors. There are still logistical challenges and issues though, as with every sector, and the shortage of aluminium cans is a key one for us now, but we are working with customers to successfully manage this.”Bottled drinks supplies across UK retail have also been particularly impacted by HGV driver shortages in recent weeks, with McDonalds unable to stock bottled soft drinks recently across some stores.