Industry leaders from wholesale, foodservice, catering and hospitality got here in combination to speak about the cost-of-living disaster and its affect at the hospitality business in a ‘Talking at the Sustainability Bites: Cost of Living Crisis – Foodservice & Hospitality in association with Nestlé Professional’ podcast.

The podcast hosted via Amy Fetzer, Footprint Head of Research & Analysis, welcomed Katya Simmons, Managing Director for Nestlé Professional UK&I, Morag Freathy, Managing Director of B&I at Compass, Naz Haq, Head of Corporate Procurement at Bidfood UK, and Nick Attfield, Director of Hospitality & Retail at Adnams.

Each of the contributors supplied their point of view on how shoppers and operators are responding to emerging prices and converting marketplace dynamics.

In spite of the demanding situations, podcast contributors agreed that sustainability continues to play an important function for companies, and that converting dynamics and business pressures have, in truth, led to bigger creativity and innovation.

Katya Simmons, Managing Director of Nestlé Professional UK&I, stated:

“Often the real action happens during difficult times, and the hospitality industry has been pulling together to overcome the challenges we’ve faced over the last few years.”

“Fortunately, sustainability remains front of mind, with areas like food waste sitting in the ‘sweet spot’ between sustainable business and improved efficiency. It’s fantastic to hear chefs are rising to the challenge, creating exciting new dishes, which check off operator needs for reduced costs while meeting demand for sustainable diets. This is something our development chefs are doubling down on with Nestlé Professional customers. There’s clearly appetite for more ideas and greater creativity in this exciting space!”