Red alert in US at Heinz ketchup packet shortage

Apr 7, 2021 | INVESTING

Americans may soon have to forgo ketchup on their fries and burgers, with manufacturers struggling to keep up with demand for single-use packets as restaurants heavily turn to takeaway service during the pandemic.Heinz, whose iconic tomato condiment remains the most widely sold, faced a “surge in demand for ketchup packets driven by the accelerated delivery and takeaway trends,” Kraft Heinz president Steve Cornell said.The individual packets, which often accompany delivery orders, over the last…

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