Dr. Enuf incorporating plastic bottles into the supply chain | WJHL
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – If the changes to Pal’s straws weren’t enough to make you forget, your next trip to the vending machine might end in a surprise.
The Tri-City Beverage Corporation has started distributing new Dr. Enuf bottles in regional supplies with the goal of conquering new markets for the home beverage.
According to Dr. Enuf’s website, the switch to plastic bottles is long overdue, rather than a response to recent supply chain issues in the glass and bottle industry.
“We found that in regional and local markets, we could expand our growth by being able to place our products in vending machines,” says vice president of regional sales Greg Lyon on the site. “Our distribution was limited to convenience stores, grocery stores and other retail outlets. With the added convenience of vending machines, we can dispense our products almost anywhere.
In addition to sales capabilities, the new plastic packaging will allow suppliers to hawk the product to previously off-limits areas.
“The plastic container will allow us to supply Dr. Enuf to places where bottles are not permitted, such as swimming pools, schools and manufacturing plants,” said Patrick Sturgill, vice president of local sales. “Sporting events, community centers and other places that many of Dr. Enuf’s clients went to couldn’t get their favorite drinks. Now they can enjoy their favorite Dr. Enuf drink in a plastic bottle at their favorite events.
For those who prefer the classic feel of glass on a hot day, there’s nothing to fear: Sturgill says they’re not going anywhere.
“We are aware of the current supply chain issues, but not really affected by them,” Sturgill told News Channel 11. “As far as Dr. Enuf plastic is concerned, this is something we still have. had for some outlets along with schoolyard.We are working with our glass company, so we are in a good position in terms of supply in the near future.