Chief Marketing Officer, Foodspace Technology
Head of Nutrition Communication, Foodspace Technology
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Food industry leaders have surely felt a great deal of anxiety about the crazy ride they have been on for the past 18 months, which seems to not have an end in sight. Nevertheless, the entire food retailing industry has shown enormous courage in overcoming daunting and unprecedented challenges.
We have all witnessed large scale changes to the design and layout of our favorite grocery stores since the start of COVID-19. Most of the in-store dining experiences were dismantled, and the salad bars turned into grab-and-go stations for pre-made meals. I noticed myself hurrying through my favorite stores, less willing to linger in front of the freezer aisles trying to pick out my new favorite type of ice cream. Instead, I navigated in-store changes with an eye towards health and safety, instead of my normal slow pace.