How can the food industry adapt to the post-pandemic reality?
The shock of Covid-19 has proved chaotic for the food manufacturing industry - not only in the profound effect it's had on established production line processes, but the unpredictability of demand and consumer behaviour.
A new white paper from our parent company Aptean explores this disruption in more depth. It asks how food businesses can ensure the safety of their staff and customers, adapt to the new commercial landscape and continue to be profitable, all the while coping with the post-pandemic reality.
As we've discussed, the coronavirus has had an especially large impact on fresh produce businesses. In particular, rising demand from retailers and diminishing demand from the hospitality sector has occurred, but it remains extremely difficult to predict whether these trends will resurface in the near future.
These are previously unimaginable challenges, with unprecedented questions continually being asked of the industry. This white paper examines potential ways forward for food manufacturers by covering:
- Where we are now
- 3 potential scenarios for food businesses post-pandemic
- 5 future-proofing considerations for these possible outcomes
- The big role software will play in the recovery
To learn more about how the future of food manufacturing will continue to be shaped by the pandemic and the events of 2020, download the white paper below.