Following eight years of consecutive growth, the Irish foodservice market fell by 47% in 2020. Covid-19 related lockdowns and ‘stay at home’ mandates resulted in a €4bn drop in consumer spending and a market that is now worth €4.5bn at the beginning of 2021*.
The opening months of 2021 continue to be remarkably challenging for all involved, with the fate of the industry dependant on the pace of vaccination roll out and reopening dates. However, Covid-19 vaccines are a reality and there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Join us at 2PM on Wednesday, 10th March to listen to lessons from foodservice markets elsewhere. Where is the industry headed in the next 6-12 months? What concepts are planning for future growth? What can we expect in terms of new consumer demands? Explore how the industry is changing and how both operators and suppliers can use this current period of lockdown to prepare to build back business when the rebound finally does come.
This is an open event, suitable for both foodservice industry operators and suppliers.
The webinar will be introduced by Maureen Gahan, Bord Bia Foodservice Specialist and delivered by David Henkes, Senior Principal, Technomic.
30 min of presentations, followed by 15 min Q&A.
* Bord Bia Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report, November 2020