A fizzy world record dis­play

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

We’re told from child­hood not to play with our food, but lo­cal su­per­mar­ket staff have found it hard to re­sist.

Porirua’s Pak ’n Save staff re­cently or­gan­ised the big­gest dis­play of Coca-Cola in the world – but there was no Guin­ness world record in­volved, it was all for the fun of it.

Four trucks pulled into the su­per­mar­ket’s car park on July 7 car­ry­ing 67 pal­lets of Coca-Cola 18-packs, or 180,725 cans, plus 4200 bot­tles of fizzy drink.

The trucks, parked head to tail, took up 40 car parks.

They let down their sides to dis­play their wares and later sold the drink to cus­tomers right off the truck.

Pak ’ n Save gro­cery man­ager Sasa Ov­erend says he or­gan­ised the event af­ter hear­ing from his Coca-Cola distrib­u­tors of sim­i­lar dis­plays in the United States.

‘‘They were say­ing it couldn’t be done in New Zealand.’’

He has now proved them wrong, and is ready to stage an­other dis­play if any­one beats his record.

Record: Lo­cal Pak ’n Save staff have staged the world’s big­gest dis­play of Coca-Cola cans.

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