A virtually empty bar in Shanghai before full lockdown, as people steer clear of crowded spaces for fear of catching Covid-19. Photo: Reuters A virtually empty bar in Shanghai before full lockdown, as people steer clear of crowded spaces for fear of catching Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
A virtually empty bar in Shanghai before full lockdown, as people steer clear of crowded spaces for fear of catching Covid-19. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus lockdowns sent Chinese drinkers looking online for beer – Budweiser APAC came out on top in the race to get it to them

  • The regional arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev Group, which owns brands such as Corona and Stella Artois, saw double-digit growth in e-commerce sales this year, CEO Jan Craps said
  • Its success online is owed in part to its dominance of China’s premium beer market, say analysts, who expect that to persist for years to come

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A virtually empty bar in Shanghai before full lockdown, as people steer clear of crowded spaces for fear of catching Covid-19. Photo: Reuters A virtually empty bar in Shanghai before full lockdown, as people steer clear of crowded spaces for fear of catching Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
A virtually empty bar in Shanghai before full lockdown, as people steer clear of crowded spaces for fear of catching Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
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