New consumption and work habits since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic are shaking up the giants of collective catering. With their canteens, these groups are at the heart of the life of businesses, administrations, schools, prisons and hospitals. The crisis still undermines their activity. As evidenced by the results of Elior. Despite a rebound (+ 36%, to 914 million euros) in its turnover in the third quarter of its postponed financial year (April to June), its activity remains 74% lower than that of the period of 2018-2019 . "
This reflects the persistent impact of the health crisis on our business,"
says the group, which generates nearly 45% of its turnover in France.
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Beyond that, the sector is faced with structural changes linked to the sustainability of teleworking since the pandemic, but also to the rise in office meal deliveries and the proliferation of salads and other sandwiches outlets.
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