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Topo Chico is disappearing from grocery shelves again. Here’s why.

A Texas favorite is once again struggling to keep the shelves stocked. Last July, Topo Chico was in short supply because of a glass shortage. Now, a limit on daily water use in Mexico may be impacting the mineral water company. The water, bottled in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, since 1895, takes its name from the Cerro del Topo Chico mountain near the city, which is limiting daily water from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. in response to a historic drought….

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One of Texas’s most beloved brands is having trouble meeting demand once again.

In July of last year, there was a shortage of Topo Chico because of a lack of glass. Now, the mineral water business in Mexico may be affected by the country’s new daily water usage limit.

The water, bottled in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, since 1895, takes its name from the Cerro del Topo Chico mountain near the city, which is limiting daily water from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. in response to a historic drought.

Topo Chico mineral water is in short supply, and the Coca-Cola Company is working hard to replenish its stock, a company spokesperson told KXAN in Austin last week. We value the patience of our devoted audience.

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Coca-Cola paid $220 million five years ago to acquire Top Chico, a popular Texan soft drink. Coca-Cola has not commented on whether or not water restrictions are to blame for this year’s Topo Chico shortage.

According to Juan Ignacio Barragan, the city’s water director, at a news conference last month, demand for water in Monterrey in June exceeded supply by about 2.5 cubic meters per second, resulting in water restrictions.

A lack of raw materials, including glass, led to a shortage last year.

shepard.price@express-news.net

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