The growth of take aways last year has seen JJ Foodservice increase its amount of foodservice accounts by 22% for the year ending 31 December 2020.
“It’s been a challenging twelve months for the eating out sector, with many businesses forced to close or make cutbacks”, said senior category manager, Mehmet Can Nohutcu.
“But many restaurants and takeaways have adapted quickly, moving online and modifying menus.”
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Thousands of take aways used JJ for the first time last year, contributing towards record sales of £225m up 1.3% on the previous year depite the lockdown restrictions to the foodservice industry. Sales of biodegradable and compostable packaging increased by 61% while pizza boxes were up 54% and fish and chip boxes increased by 41%.
“Not only did we support our existing takeaway customers with great deals – our low prices and fast service helped to attract many new businesses,” said Mehmet.