Wholesalers have been quick to adapt to the harm caused by the shuttering of establishments, proving agile and resilient enough to shift stock and help support the greater cause at this time of global anxiety.
To Your Door
Many of the nation's biggest and best regarded food services, wholesalers have been quick to establish new direct-to-customer models. This includes the likes of JB Foods, Dunsters Farm, Bidfood and Savona Foodserice; all providing a mix of home delivery and collection across a broad range of produce.
Meat and Fish
Meat, fish, and seafood suppliers are scrambling to ensure that their quality produce doesn't go to waste. Given the lack of chef and restaurant demand nowadays, this means providing more direct-to-public services and working closely with the origin of their goods to avoid unnecessary wastage and the collapse of supply. This has seen London butchers enable Patty & Bun to produce their popular Lockdown DIY Patty Kit, while Mersea Island's own Ben's Fish has swapped delivering to London's finest establishments to home delivery instead.
Many home cooks are no longer able to get access to the many suppliers, tools and markets which leading chefs and restaurants rely upon, though that does not mean you cannot produce top quality meals at home still. This has seen Natoora, which is normally available to those within the industry, open its doors to those in Zones 1-4 and other areas to enjoy their goods to delivered direct. London's popular Borough Market is still a source of inspiration and ingredients however, as operation continues under social distancing guidelines.
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