As part of the MCA’s recent series of webinars, the insight experts looked at how different factors will impact key foodservice sectors – creating winners and losers. With consumers worried over the imminent recession and job security once furlough ends in October, as well as very real concerns over Covid safety and hygiene when eating out, some operators find themselves in a better position than others. Of course, as has been the case for the last few months, it is an ever changing scene, but as of July 2020 MCA predict the following…
Good value for money has always been a priority to us, but since lockdown a lot has changed and consumer perception of it. As part of their Food Strategy Forum, the MCA examined what value for money really means in the new normal, here are my top take outs from their webinar.
With the foodservice industry being forced in to a slow crawl due to the lockdown, and the grocery retail industry experiencing heightened demand, but with new rules, the wholesale market has faced some huge challenges head-on and shown some remarkable adaptability throughout the Corona Virus pandemic.
Buying seasonal and local produce was predicted at the beginning of 2020 to be a big trend in the UK, with consumers adopting the concept when cooking at home and also looking for more seasonal dishes on menus when eating out. The trend sees people making the most out of changing ingredients throughout each season, appreciating the peak of each of the flavours and textures of produce.