Leading food and consumer goods manufacturers experienced up to 500 per cent increased demand in the last two weeks of March, an all-time high according to a new survey released today. 80 per cent of surveyed manufacturers increased production, particularly for their most in-demand food, cleaning, household, and health products.
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) conducted the survey of its members to provide critical insight into business impacts and responses related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Food and consumer goods manufacturers’ extraordinary engagement has been integral to the initial phases of Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak and reaction,” commented FCPC President and CEO Michael Graydon.
“It appears likely the COVID-19 pandemic will entail a prolonged period of uncertainty for Canadian businesses and consumers. Quantifying the profound impacts of COVID-19 on our production, supplies, and workplaces is critical to making smart preparations for continuing the smoothest possible operations to make the food, cleaning, household and health products Canadians need.”