Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs as Covid-19 pandemic hits beer sales
10 February 2021 | 3:36 pm
The brewer Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs around the world, around 10 percent of its current workforce. The Dutch company reported losses of €204 million for 2020, as Covid-19 restrictions shut down much of the hospitality sector over the past year. Also today, we look at President Joe Biden's efforts to win support from business leaders for his $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan. He hosted several top CEOs for a meeting in the White House on Tuesday, along with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
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Heineken is raising the price of a pint, as supply shortages and high costs hit the beer-brewing business. It's a concrete example of how inflation is affecting both businesses and consumers. Meanwhile, inflation in the UK has hit a 30-year high, and French shoppers are worried about their purchasing power.
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