The Coronavirus outbreak poses a real threat for the foodservice operators. There are already signs from some areas that the spread of the virus shows robust orders for food delivery, as schools are closed and employees are urged to work from home. Foodservice players will undoubtedly face challenges such as lack of staff and supply disruptions. Operators in order to secure their businesses will have to apply strategic changes in the way they operate. It is clear that action is needed very quickly, which is not an easy task.
Foodservice players will do well if they enhance their partnership with the delivery platforms. Popular food delivery apps have already started to implement 'no contact' drop-offs to reduce the risk of the novel coronavirus spreading.
Having in mind possible supply disruptions, foodservice players and their supply chain partners should discuss a plan for dealing with potential challenges and opportunities. An action from the supply partners is crucial here, also when it comes to the choice of products which best suit for delivery purpose.
Our role, as a partner is to help foodservice operators retain the business by securing supplies and advising on best delivery solutions, having in mind labor shortage, safety issues and preparation time. Not to mention, most of the customers still expect to receive their meal warm and tasty. How to embrace both strategic thinking and safety issues?
Visit Delivery market segment page and see which products suit best for delivery/take away purposes.
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