In this week’s episode of Market Talk, Phil Howard, managing director of Catering Design Group, and John Whitehouse, managing director of First Choice Group, join us to reflect on the catering equipment sector as it battles back from the impact of Covid-19.
Mr Howard explains how his business reacted to the lockdown, his efforts to help customers adapt to the challenges of running a Covid-safe foodservice operation and the potential structural shift in the way that contract caterers, in particular, operate their businesses.
Mr Whitehouse heads the largest catering spares provider in the UK and he outlines how the temporary shutdown of restaurants and cafes filtered through the supply chain to hit his business.
He also describes how First Choice has been diversifying its portfolio to meet the changing needs of customers, why its investment in online commerce is currently paying dividends and the vital role that trade associations have played during the pandemic.
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