“We are seeing a surge in demand across the country for products that people need to work or learn from home, as well as those products that allow people to refrigerate or freeze food,” Best Buy CEO Corie Barry said in a statement. Gate City, like soda companies, is also putting a smaller variety of products on shelves, from grocery to convenience stores. A Coke spokeswoman also sent 11Alive a statement reading, "Aluminum cans are in very tight supply with so many people buying more multi-pack products to consume at home. #drinkofchoice," she tweeted. Around the same time, Allyson Scrivani was trying to get a freezer in New York. "For instance, hard seltzers have experienced explosive growth as a category and specifically in cans," a company statement reads. "As we meet the demand for these necessities, we are adjusting how we operate in many ways to improve safety.”. Like many companies, we are seeing greater demand for products consumed at home, and we are taking measures to adapt to the demand. The Ball Corporation manufactures a list of products including aluminum cans. She reached out to Atlanta based Coca-Cola on Twitter to ask what was causing the issue. "I completely understand shortage of disinfecting wipes and lack of coin circulation, but why is Cherry Coke Zero so hard to find? For shoppers with space to spare, many refrigerators were still in stock Friday at major retailers. Being in the Catskills, grocery shopping choices are limited and she said delivery isn't an option. McGuffin admits having a challenging time finding her soda is a small problem, but missing something that gives you comfort during times of quarantining and working from home is disappointing. We are implementing contingency plans as best we can to get the products people want to store shelves. :Bounce house, trampoline, outdoor toy sales jump as families practice COVID-19 social distancing. "We had to just order way more than we usually would," brewery co-founder Brian Borngesser said. She was more focused on food, and in January decided she wanted an extra freezer as she closely followed the coronavirus news from China. Grupo Modelo, the company that makes the beer, … © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. "Soft drinks and the still and sparkling water categories have seen it, too, with marketers shifting their packaging mix toward cans and away from single-use plastics.". "As customers are stocking up on bulk food products, they need a place to store it," Lowe's president and CEO Marvin Ellison said in a recent interview with USA TODAY. “As people purchase more food to freeze and reduce their trips outside, we've seen double-digit increases in the number of freezers posted and more than twice the volume of freezers sold compared to the same time last year,” Huzar said. After finding Home Depot and Lowe's were sold out, Scrivani ordered a freezer from Best Buy, which was expected to be ready in days for pickup. The beverage giant responded to each tweet with responses similar to the one McGuffin received. A trip to Walmart is a 40-minute drive. :Here are the best foods to stockpile in a coronavirus quarantine, Don't want to go out during COVID-19? Then it was toilet paper that went missing from store shelves. AJC Peachtree Road Race happening virtually on Thanksgiving Day, COVID-19 vaccine getting closer to FDA approval, Dry ice in high demand, What we're thankful for this Thanksgiving, AccuWeather wishes you a happy Thanksgiving, Vote for Atlanta Track Club's most outstanding boys and girls cross country athletes, FDA authorizes new Covid-19 antibody test that shows how protected you may be from virus. Grupo Modelo, the company that produces Corona beer, announced on Twitter Thursday it will stop brewing its beverages starting Sunday after the … As Americans stock up on food to get through the coronavirus lockdown, freezers have become one of the nation's most sought after – and scarce – supplies. Corona beer has become a temporary victim of the coronavirus. Borngesser was able to order cans for his brewery but needed to place a larger than normal order as an insurance policy. Vivian's sons remember him as amazing father, 'greatest person you've ever known', Court orders Kemp and Bottoms to mediation over mask mandate lawsuit, 3 charged with murder in case of sisters found dead under Rome, Georgia bridge. Cherry Coke Zero just became my go-to drink of something I could just have as a little treat," Sheri McGuffin of Bardstown, Kentucky told 11Alive Thursday. In early March, as coronavirus spread, the Mezas got a freezer at Lowe's and are stocked up with bread, milk and other frozen foods. "We're not canceling the order unless they cancel the order," she said. Before the COVID-19 pandemic demand for aluminum cans was trending upward and now beverage companies are having a hard time getting enough cans to stock shelves. During a quick check of grocery store shelves in Atlanta on Thursday, 11Alive found empty spots for several sodas at multiple grocery stores chains, with some shelves featuring signs listing products as sold out. "We haven't been putting out seasonals into distribution like we typically would be this time of year," Borngesser said, "We still are making the seasonals and selling them through our taproom, it just changed the way we had planned on attacking the market.". "So my goal was to get a lot of fresh produce and cook and freeze it, which I still have but I have zero freezer space.". The company's flagship drinks such as Coca-Cola Original and Diet Coke appeared to be well-stocked. McGuffin's search for Cherry Coke Zero now rivals a treasure hunt. This variety pack includes four each of Passionfruit Lime, Guava Lime, and Coconut Lime. 5 beer overall in the U.S. “I told him we can’t really afford to spend the money right now … but it’s a necessity because we need to stock now and not go back to the store,” Meza said. She's still waiting, following delay after delay. :Meal kits, food delivery offer fresh food. Now certain flavors of canned beverages are hard to find at grocery stores. "I got really excited thinking I scored and I was going to get it in a few days, but clearly that didn't happen," said Scrivani, who temporarily moved from her Yonkers, New York, apartment to a small house in the Catskills with her 2-year-old son, Patrick, for safety. 11Alive also talked with several breweries Thursday who reported having a hard time finding aluminum cans to meet the demand for their beers. "I started a diet a little bit over a year ago and I gave up sugar. A spokeswoman e-mailed 11Alive describing increased demand for cans beginning before the COVID-19 pandemic and since increasing. #drinkofchoice @CocaCola pic.twitter.com/eGa85mUgtG, Coke responded tweeting, "Like many companies, we are seeing greater demand for products consumed at home, and we are taking measures to adapt to the demand. Coronavirus store closings:Kohl's, Macy's announce closures have been extended due to COVID-19, Looking to keep the kids busy? In Roswell, Gate City Brewing is feeling the financial crunch of the aluminum can shortage. He told her there is an aluminum can shortage due to people buying six-packs of beer because the bars are closed. Nick Huzar, CEO and co-founder of OfferUp, said the online marketplace has seen 50% to 100% increases for products including appliances, home and garden, toys and sporting goods. "I wanted to avoid going out to the store as much as possible," Scrivani said. The chilling reality: Most freezer chests and deep freezers are either sold out or on back order for several months at major retailers including Lowe's, Home Depot and Best Buy. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through these unprecedented times of high demand for our products.". Having cash tied up in extra inventory will limit the brewery's cash flow. We are working closely with our customers and our suppliers to mitigate the challenge during this unprecedented time.". The items are being offered with free doorstep delivery. Kohl's, Macy's announce closures have been extended due to COVID-19, Bounce house, trampoline, outdoor toy sales jump as families practice COVID-19 social distancing, Here are the best foods to stockpile in a coronavirus quarantine, Meal kits, food delivery offer fresh food, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. We are working closely with our customers and our suppliers to mitigate the challenge during this unprecedented time. As Americans stock up on food to get through the coronavirus lockdown, freezers have become one of the nation's most sought after – and scarce – supplies. "Those little things when they disappear it leaves a huge hole and you don't even realize it when it happens," she said. But she said it took some effort to convince her husband, Tino. Lowe's officials also say that they've seen an increased demand for freezers and are working around the clock to replenish inventory while Walmart has seen dramatic increases in sales of plasticware storage, vacuum seal machines and accessories. Demand for 12-ounce cans “shot through the roof.” Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko. New York (CNN Business) Production of Corona beer is being temporarily suspended in Mexico because of the coronavirus pandemic.