Booze stocks wane due to stockpiling

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Customers flooded liquor stores when the booze ban was lifted, pushing volume sales to record highs. Buying has eased, but the industry is facing shortages of favourite drinks. Picture: Jaco Marais
Customers flooded liquor stores when the booze ban was lifted, pushing volume sales to record highs. Buying has eased, but the industry is facing shortages of favourite drinks. Picture: Jaco Marais

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Liquor stores around the country are battling to keep up with the demand for stock of South Africans’ favourite tipple since the ban on the sale of alcohol was lifted on June 1.

One of the big favourites, especially during the winter months, is Sedgwicks Old Brown Sherry. Bottle stores nationwide are experiencing a shortage of the brand, which has been in circulation for more than 100 years.

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