Companies that are seriously suffering from the pandemic are complaining loudly. However, when business is going well, companies prefer to be very quiet. Here are nine quiet winners.
By Caspar Busse and Thomas Fromm
Dying movies in city centers, airlines on the verge of bankruptcy, restaurateurs and hoteliers struggling to survive: the list of losers from the corona pandemic is long. It is especially the industries that suffer from the confinement of several months, contact restrictions and strict hygiene rules. This includes the travel and tourism industry. Hotels and planes were largely empty for months, revenues plummeted, costs continued to run. Lufthansa needs billions of aid. Pubs, restaurants and bars are also doing particularly poorly. The textile retail sector has been hit hard.