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Heineken slashes 8,000 jobs as sales dip amid virus crisis

by LLB Editor
10th Feb 21 11:31 am

Heineken is cutting nearly 10% of its workforce (8,000 staff) as sales dropped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Heineken chief executive Dolf van den Brink said 2020 had been a year of “unprecedented disruption”.

The cuts will affect less than 100 of the 2,300 Heineken employees in the UK, but jobs will go across the business.

A UK spokesperson for the company said: “The closure of pubs in March and subsequent restrictions, including over the Christmas period, have had an impact on sales volumes of beer and cider for the full year.”

“The NHS vaccination programme is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we look forward to welcoming back consumers to pubs across the country as soon as it is safe to do so,” the spokesperson added.

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