It will not be easy for food retailers to beat the record figures they recorded in the corona year 2020, but in any case, the pandemic has amplified some trends that will determine the food sector this year and in the years to come. An analysis.
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Normally, Belgian 'healthy fast food chain' Foodmaker, was to open five new restaurants in the upcoming months. Due to the corona crisis, however, those plans are falling apart and the company must first of all try to survive now.
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Foodmaker has opened its first French restaurant in Paris, only its second abroad. The Belgian restaurant chain wants to double its turnover this year, thanks to foreign expansion.
Belgian Foodmaker is dreaming big: the healthy fast food chain unveiled a new store concept with which it wants to test its potential on Europe's major shopping streets. Moreover, CEO Lieven Vanlommel has concluded deals with supermarket chains Delhaize and Monoprix.
Ever since Lieven Vanlommel acquired Foodmaker in 2014, the company has been steadily marching on: following its Belgian expansion, it is now looking abroad and it aims to double its store network by 2020.