A restaurant worker at a protest against lockdown regulations in Cape Town, July 24 2020. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
A restaurant worker at a protest against lockdown regulations in Cape Town, July 24 2020. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

SA’s restaurant industry is on the brink of collapse. News that a newly formed consortium of SA’s biggest food service suppliers has partnered with leading food service distributor Bidfood, to pool resources in an effort to support the restoration of the industry, offers a glimmer of hope.

Michael Avery speaks to Janine Van Rooyen, MD of Unilever Food Solutions; Catharina Bester, marketing manager at McCain Food Service; Stewart Jones, customer executive at RCL Foods; and Grace Harding from The Restaurant Collective and CEO of Ocean Basket.

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