Coined the ‘new normal’ there are numerous predictions about how our ‘adjusted normality’ will pan out. Of course, nobody knows for sure how this unprecedented pandemic will affect UK consumers and the eating out scene in the months ahead, but here are some of the top predictions across both…
This week our client Hobart – the UK’s leading catering equipment manufacturer and service provider – announced that it is to make the healthcare sector its “absolute number one priority” helping keep public sector kitchens operational in the face of overwhelming demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
1. Hyper-connected consumer
Since lock down, 9,000,000,000 mins of video meetings are being hosted on Microsoft Teams each week. Google searches on ‘language learning’ are up 100% yoy. Facebook Group calls are up +1000% in the last month. Web content download traffic up 90%. (Source: The Goat Agency.) What does this mean for future behaviour?
I normally analyse the key factors, macro trends and drivers of change for the long-term future of our industry, forecasting through to 2030; this is of course irrelevant at this point when it is difficult to see what the next few weeks and months will bring.
Working from home has gifted many of us more time in the day as we no longer need to sit in traffic or commute to our place of work. Whilst some of us choose to have a lie-in, others use the extra time to exercise or even to read a couple of chapters in their current book and enjoy a quiet cup of tea to start the day. Whether out of passion, creativity, stress or boredom it seems the Jellybeans (foodies that we are!) have been spending the extra hours in our day with an apron on. Here we share some of the recipes we’ve been trialling and dare I say, mastering: