COVID-19 Impact on Heineken

"Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Impact: Heineken" reports key findings as of May 7, 2020 based on market analysis and brand diversification by industry and geography.

GlobalData's market forecasts show that the alcoholic beverage market will be adversely hit by COVID-19. However, Heineken has a strong brand portfolio, possibly creating resilience. Consumers tend to opt for the brands that they are familiar with, particularly at times of uncertainty. The company's decision to continue to pay its suppliers and not lay off employees will ensure high morale, which will benefit the brand once the market recovers. Also, its strong innovation capabilities should contribute to its recovery.


– COVID-19 will negatively impact Heineken's business, owing to its significant exposure to West European markets.

– Closure of retail and production facilities impacts sales of alcoholic beverages.

– Beer growth has slowed down across all continents and the ongoing crisis is likely to worsen its growth prospects in the future.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

COVID-19 impact analysis on Heineken – key findings as of 29th April, 2020

Geographic spread analysis – COVID-19 vs Heineken brand sales

Global impact: the impact of COVID-19 on industry sales in 2020

Heineken exposure: brand sales by region and sector vs regional impact levels

Alcoholic beverages: brand sales by region and sector vs regional impact levels

Heineken's response to the COVID-19 outbreak



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