FWD discussion: Convenience after lockdown

With the nation heading for a recession due to the coronavirus crisis, FWD brought together a group of industry experts on what’s next for the convenience channel.

Our panel discuss how they think the sector will evolve coming out of lockdown and into a new economic environment.

They consider the impact on new products, ranging, promotions and changing shopper demographics.

Clockwise from top left: Tom Fender, TWC; Nikki Rogers, Blakemore; James Bielby, FWD; Dave Nicholls, Nestle; Sony Bihal, Time Wholesale Services; Matt Goddard, PepsiCo.

FWD has held a series of online discussions with members in recent weeks, with debates on a series of topics impacting the retail and foodservice wholesale markets.

A.F Blakemore convenience coronavirus covid-19 Dave Nicholls FWD James Bielby Matt Goddard Nestle Nikki Rogers Pepisco recession retail Sony Bihal Time Wholesale Services Tom Fender TWC