When the COVID-19 lockdown began, New Jersey residents and businesses were confronted with unprecedented challenges. And food retailers and distributors were no different, having been thrust to the front lines of the pandemic response.
Linda Doherty, the president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Food Council, recently spoke with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige about what happened and how the industry coped with the strains. “We quickly became a lifeline industry, which we’ve always been, but really when there was the shelter in place for residents and many restaurants were forced to close we quickly became the only game in town,” Doherty says.
Watch the interview here.
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