Right now, business in retail and across the supply chain is very far from usual. Amidst the hell of this pandemic, the mantra of ‘business as usual’ should be followed by suppliers because that’s exactly what retailers need now more than at any other time in recent history. Effective communication, business continuity and your firm support is critical to them and critical to feeding the nation. Retailers need to hear how suppliers are working hard to not let them down and how they are pulling out all the stops to meet the unprecedented demand for food and drink.
As a leading foodservice agency we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and goings on in the eating out world. So last Wednesday saw us hot-foot it to the MCA & Him Top of Mind Debrief. Here are some of our key take-outs from what was a highly comprehensive report.
It is fair to say that in recent years delivery has taken the eating out market by storm. This disruptive change in how we enjoy restaurant food brings with it both challenges and opportunities, which is why MCA has devoted a whole report to the subject. As Food Strategy Forum members and a leading food and drink strategic agency we went along to hear what they had unearthed. Here are our top ten take-outs:
Previously known as the MCA Foodservice Marketing Conference, the Winning In Foodservice Conference certainly covered marketing, but this year went further, hearing from a range of speakers covering everything from eco pubs to e-commerce. Packed with content there was a lot to take in and some great speakers, but if pressed for our key take-outs we would have to go with the following…
The Arena networking events are always a highlight in the hospitality industry calendar, but Lorraine and the team excelled themselves with this Autumn’s event at Haberdashers Hall. With not one, but six speakers and the culmination of the Hospitality Hero search, not to mention a fabulous three course meal from the CH&Co team and the usual excellent networking opportunities, the day was chock-full! Themed around the importance of maintaining brand reputation in an ever competitive market, we heard from a range of speakers all with differing backgrounds and angles on the issue.