14 May 2020
How the food and drink sector is rising to the challenge of coronavirus
This is a time like no other. The UK is in lockdown, and facing an inevitable recession. Food and drink as a category is relatively well-placed, at least compared to other industries – but those selling to hospitality rather than direct to consumers face an existential threat.
Demand for food and drink remains resilient for obvious reasons. There are winners and losers depending on who companies are selling to – more on that later – but food retailers remain open and the men and women staffing the industry have been granted ‘key worker’ status too. That should help to keep...