Caixin
Nov 15, 2022 07:59 PM
BUSINESS

Food and Drink Fair Fizzles as Covid-19 Keeps Crowds Away

Many booths stand empty Thursday at the 106th China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: Caixin
Many booths stand empty Thursday at the 106th China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: Caixin

China’s largest food and beverages fair has fizzled after Covid-19 restrictions meant fewer merchants could make it to the event, continuing a recent trend among exhibitions in the country.

The 106th China Food & Drinks Fair opened Thursday in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, despite calls from many merchants to postpone the three-day event — the largest exhibition in the food and beverage industry.

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