Has The Virus Changed Our Shopping Habits For Ever?
Published on Sep 28 2020 8:00 AM
Malachy O’Connor charts the key changes in our industry since lockdown began and looks at COVID-19’s lasting impact on grocery shopping
The last hand I shook was on 5 March in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny, after a fantastic two-day client session. Within the first 10 weeks of 2020 I had visited London, New York, Dubai, Bologna and Milan via Bergamot.
Covid-19 had already crept into our consciousness by mid-February when we had spent two days trawling the halls of Gulfood, sharing space with nearly 100,000 fellow humans. A few stands were vacant, a few more had ‘no hand- shake’ signage, but it was mostly business as usual.