Support during Covid-19
Here at the Guild of Fine Food we have been supporting those who sell and make food for 40 years. Our industry faces an incredibly challenging time and we must ensure our own businesses survive, but it is in everyone’s interests to ensure that independent food retail is here in a year’s time.
There are huge demands on the sector, which are creating BOTH challenges and opportunities. There is also an awful lot of information circulating the internet and social media that generically helps business and individuals: all useful.
We are working hard to put together resources to support all those involved in our sector during this difficult time:
- Make sure you are signed up for our support bulletin: sent out at least twice a week, full of information specifically relevant to independent food retailers and the producers who supply them. It will give you practical business support.
- If you have or are looking for stock, check out the map below for the latest from the producers, distributors and retailers in our sector
- Download helpful factsheets and printable signage for your business
In addition, the Guild of Fine Food is an affinity member of the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). They are lobbying government on our behalf and have a large communications team constantly monitoring the situation.
We are constantly building on this dedicated – but simple – online presence that we hope is an invaluable tool for those in our trade during these times. A marketplace, a help desk, and a community: Many thanks to those who have taken the time to get in touch.
The Guild team have been on the phone speaking to retailers, producers, and wholesalers establishing what will immediately help their businesses. Please share any thoughts or ideas you have on how we can all survive the crisis via email email@example.com so that we can share the best with our community.
Managing director, Guild of Fine Food