Insight

COVID-19: Food & Beverage sector dynamics

Consumers' behavioral changes driven by shelter-in-place protocols may affect your investment decisions.

Jamil Satchu

Jamil Satchu

Principal, Advisory, Strategy, KPMG US

+1 312-241-0628

David Roszmann

David Roszmann

Principal, Corporate Strategy, KPMG US

+1 858-956-9160

Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

Principal, Advisory, KPMG US

+1 757-616-7250

While stockpiling and consuming nearly all food at home is likely to subside as states and cities reopen, other COVID-19 trends in the Food & Beverage sector are expected to endure. These include the shift to e-commerce, food safety concerns, and the desire for supply chain traceability.  

Read this report to explore:

  • the impact of COVID-19 on food and beverage retail sales and online purchases
  • positive and negative impacts across stakeholders in the value chain
  • segments for potential investment considerations 
  • how KPMG can help with performance transformation, digital strategies, and support for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. 
COVID 19: Food & Beverage sector dynamic
Consumers' behavioral changes driven by shelter-in-place protocols may affect your investment decisions.


Observed negative impact

Dine-in restaurants

Foodservice delivery

Premium brands

Observed positive impact

Meal kits

Frozen food

Value brands and private label

Long term positive impact

e-Commerce

Cold storage

Food safety