Watermelon continues to find its place on menus throughout the country despite the rapidly changing foodservice landscape.
The Summer 2020 issue of United Fresh’s Fresh Insights for Foodservice is now available. Sponsored by Produce Alliance, this quarterly report highlights on-trend foodservice applications for fresh produce in restaurants, at retail, in meal kits and more. This issue also addresses new circumstances brought-on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even as states gradually reopen during the pandemic, there is plenty of uncertainty ahead.
As produce suppliers work to find new revenue streams during the pandemic, they’re also looking at ways to simplify their businesses to focus on the best-performing items.
Many growers, wholesalers, and distributors brought on new customers, both inside and outside foodservice, during the pandemic.
Produce distributors and others in the supply chain had to quickly pivot to make up for the loss of traditional foodservice business due to COVID-19 shutdowns.
For restaurants to stay open during the pandemic, they had to rely on delivery and takeout, with contactless curbside pickup a new twist on the latter.
The precipitous decline of the foodservice channel during the coronavirus pandemic has been a massive challenge for many fresh produce suppliers.
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