(New York) Reckitt Benckiser, the company that owns Lysol has purchased Corona Beer from Anheuser-Busch InBev. RB CEO Eric Spray said, "We feel kind of guilty about what has happened to Corona beer. Because of the coronavirus, the beer is taking a beating. Sales are down and it is just because of the name. Our sales are through the roof for Lysol because of the virus. So we have bought the beer."
Right now, the beer is being crossmarket across the country with Lysol to further spur Lysol sales. But when the existing stock of Corona beer is gone, the name will be switched to Lysol beer.
Marketing expert Merch N. Diser agreed, "Corona is a dead name. There's no bringing it back. You'd get more luck with Dahmer Beer or Hitler Beer. Lysol, on the other hand, is red hot. They are real heroes. Anything woth Lysol on it is selling. if they run out of cleaner or spray, they will pour the beer on it.