Brewing at the time of COVID the impact of the pandemic crisis on UK craft breweries and its implications for the sector and local economies.pdf (1.68 MB)
Brewing at the time of Covid: The impact of the pandemic crisis on UK craft breweries and its implications for the sector and local economies
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 16:09 authored by I Cabras, E Shakina, N Waehring, Franziska Sohns, G Bosworth
The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on UK craft breweries. In this paper we explore and assess the impact of COVID-19 on the UK craft beer sector from a locational perspective, targeting entrepreneurial responses from breweries within and across the urban, suburban and rural dimensions. Using a mix of quantitative and qualitative data collected between 2015 and 2022, we identify a marked geographical contextualization in terms of how UK craft breweries adapted and responded to the pandemic crisis, which explains how location shaped and still shape breweries’ strategies in a post-COVID-19 ‘new normal’ world.
Publication titleRegional Studies
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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