Despite the impact of Covid-19 and the part-closure foodservice industry, JJ Foodservice has reported a sales increase of 1.3% to £225M for the calendar year ending December 2020, compared to the previous 12 months
The company made a number of changes to its operations as a result of the changing landscape, including a move to a B2C service, which i claims it launched within eight hours of the Government announcing the first lockdown in March 2020.
More than 30,000 people registered for the service, boosting the weekly number of orders from 24,000 to 34,000 and in the weeks that followed, a dozen smaller vehicles were introduced to help drivers navigate narrow residential streets and cul-de-sacs.
While rolling out home service, JJ continued to support restaurants and pubs offering a takeaway or delivery service. “It was all hands on deck,” said chief product officer, Sezer Ozkul. “While the rest of the industry was in serious decline, we kept going. It’s a tremendous achievement for our team.”