The coronavirus pandemic has been a tragedy for many and a trial for most. But, there have been certain activities that have benefitted over the last 10 weeks. In the foodservice sector at any rate, some developments that were happening before the lockdown have been given a boost and, as observed by one of the people I interviewed last week for my report on “What’s Hot in the USA”, development times have been shortened by perhaps as much as two years.
Delivery, and especially food delivery is clearly one area that has flourished. Last week The Times reported that online food sales now account for 13% of the grocery market – almost double the figure of a year ago.
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