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Jun 3, 2019

In this week's episode of The Grocery Insider, in association with HRA Global, we speak to Emma Read, founder of Lucid Perspectives. 

Get to know Emma Read (0 mins)

  • What is Lucid Perspectives?
  • Getting into the food and drink industry
  • Emma moves into foodservice 

Foodservice (5.30 mins)

  • What is the definition of Foodservice?
  • Top 3 trends within Foodservice?
  • Data sources and Foodservice

The Challenges within Foodservice (12.30 mins)

  • The boundaries within Foodservice
  • Where does foodservice start and where does retail stop?

Contemporary Fast Food (15.30 mins)

  • The trendy way to enjoy fast food
  • What does this mean for traditional fast food brands? 
  • The transactional changes and how this is changing foodservice - technology
  • Death of the high street - impact on foodservice and what role does it play within this narrative

Wholesalers (23 mins)

  • Changes and trends for Regional Wholesalers
  • Cash and Carry 

The Winners in Foodservice (25 mins)

  • Emma's winners in foodservice
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • The need to constantly evolve within Foodservice to succeed

Emma reflects on the industry (31 mins) 

  • Emma's advice if you are thinking of starting out in food & drink and Foodservice