With coronavirus impacting toy production in China, LEGO Group CEO, Niels B. Christiansen has downplayed the affect it will have.
Following his previous comments indicating that the LEGO Group will continue to operate in China as usual despite the impact of coronavirus, the LEGO Group CEO, Niels B. Christiansen has told Bloomberg that the health scare is creating “some short-term uncertainties, but it doesn’t change the long-term strategy with our investments.”
While the panic that the virus has causes is impacting the ability of shops to open and people in China to visit them, Christiansen sees the online channel as a way to reach people.
“In the short term, there may be a shift in where we sell,” he said. “This is what typically occurs and we’re well positioned when it happens. We’re always trying to move our sale to the channel where we see the demand.”