Food Retailers Reaction to Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) – Case Study

Pages: 11 Published: April 30, 2020 Report Code: GDRT0033GIR

This brief looks at how some food retailers and brands have reacted during the crisis with the take outs other businesses can use to devise their own strategies.

Identifying and learning from food retailers’ strategies during the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak


– Esselunga launched virtual queues to maintain social distancing norms

– Foodstuffs – New Zealand’s food & grocery retailer chain trials the new ‘queue in the car’ system at its retail outlets

– Woolworths’ A$80 Basics box along with doorstep delivery helps the vulnerable during Covid-19 pandemic

– Changing operational models as per the current situation helps retailers sustain the pandemic difficulties

– Loxley pivots to deliver through mobile grocery stores and ecommerce

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– This brief looks at how some food retailers and brands have reacted during the crisis with the take outs other businesses can use to devise their own strategies.

Key Players

Bio Foods

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Case Study: Food Retailers Reaction to COVID-19

COVID-19 Case Study: Virtual Queues 1 – Esselunga

COVID-19 Case Study: Virtual Queues 2 – Foodstuffs

COVID-19 Case Study: Helping the vulnerable: Woolworths

COVID-19 Case Study: Business diversification 1 – Service foods and Bio foods

COVID-19 Case Study: Business diversification 2 – Loxley



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