Afternoon Coffee: Craft Beer Industry Experiencing Can Supply Shortage, Chipotle to Use Fewer Local Ingredients

As craft beer has risen in popularity, the demand for cans to package and sell that beer has soared. But that has led to a supply problem. The New York Times reported craft breweries, specifically the smaller ones, as well as can distributors are experiencing a can shortage.

Chipotle reportedly is planning to use fewer locally sourced ingredients to improve food safety and minimize the likelihood of another disease outbreak such as the string of E-coli cases being linked to the fast food restaurant chain.

Markit’s US manufacturing PMI fell to 51.3 this month, down from the 52.8 in November and a larger drop than what was expected. It is also the weakest reading since October 2012.

Freight shipments in November were flat compared to October, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report. Shipments were also down 5.13% from November 2014.


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