The catering industry was among those that took the brunt of the pandemic. Sales in the HoReCa segment dropped by more than half.
Already in March 2020, the Russian authorities included catering in the list of sectors most affected by the spread of the coronavirus infection.
The industry began to recover in the second quarter of 2021. Its recovery should be supported by revolutionary decisions to abolish VAT and reduce insurance contributions, but the new wave of the pandemic has already thwarted the plans.
However, some segments of the restaurant industry took advantage of the situation and managed to quickly develop new competencies. This refers primarily to the delivery of ready-to-eat meals to customers.
- What is the situation in the catering sector today?
- What new trends and tendencies are emerging in the HoReCa segment in an unstable near-covid environment?
- What new solutions for business development in the restaurant business have proven effective, and how can they be scaled up to other companies?
- How to maintain healthy competition in a situation of global bankruptcy of the catering industry?
Restaurateur, Founder of the Meat & Fish Restaurants, President of the Union of Restaurant Managers of Russia, Vice-President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia