In this week’s episode of Market Talk, Sergey Chekmarev, senior research director at The NPD Group and Nathan Jones, managing director of Gamble Foodservice Solutions, join us to discuss the latest developments in the industry.
Mr Chekmarev is a leading analyst and data cruncher where the UK foodservice market is concerned and he maps out the major trends shaping the industry’s fortunes – and identifies the real winners to emerge from the pandemic.
He reflects on the strategies adopted by both independent and group operators in response to the lockdowns and, crucially, gazes into his crystal ball to reveal when the market can expect to recover to sort of levels that the industry knew before the crisis.
Mr Jones took over the helm at Gamble Foodservice Solutions earlier this year and he outlines why he believes a consultative approach coupled with highly effective equipment solutions is the way forward as operators look to suppliers for support, particularly as they drive harder into areas such as delivery.
He also details the key trends that he sees in the UK market following the reopening of the hospitality sector and why longstanding partnerships with a number of leading US partners give it a valuable insight to the sort of concepts that might be on the horizon over here.
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