May 24, 2016

Sugar Is So Scarce In Venezuela, Coca-Cola Leaves

Just when we thought Venezuela’s economic free-fall couldn’t get much worse, the country took another hard hit after it all but ran out of sugar. With the world’s highest inflation rate and dwindling raw materials, the country’s sugar suppliers have ceased operations, forcing Coca-Cola to halt production. The company’s decision follows in the footsteps of Kraft Heinz, Clorox and, perhaps the worst for morale, Empresas Polar SA, Venezuela’s biggest brewer. The local company was forced to stop making beer because they cannot get the foreign currency to purchase malted barley.

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