Nestlé Professional UK to provide £2M of products to support businesses reopening

Over the coming weeks, Nestlé Professional United Kingdom and Ireland (UK&I) will be providing £2 million (about US$2.6 million) worth of products to support independent customers reopening their businesses following lockdown.

The donation is part of its ongoing Always Open for You campaign, which has supported customers and communities throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition to around £4 million worth of product donations to frontline workers, vulnerable people, and foodbanks as part of Nestlé’s wider support, Nestlé Professional UK&I has also introduced a number of schemes aimed at easing the impact of COVID-19 on customer’s businesses including extended credit terms, machine rental freezes, as well as webinars and insight reports to keep customers informed throughout lockdown.

The latest initiative aims to ease the stress of reopening restaurants and other food businesses by giving customers one less thing to worry about.

“Independent businesses up and down the country have felt the impact of the crisis through loss of business and the resulting impact on earnings, as well as the challenges of re-opening in the current climate,” Katya Simmons, Nestlé Professional UK&I Managing Director, says.

“With restrictions now coming to an end, we’re committed to continuing to play our part in supporting the recovery of the industry so that together, we can get back to business.”

The campaign will support its existing customers throughout the foodservice industry over the next few months to help reopen their businesses. Participating routes to market will contact customers directly to provide products.

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