• Linda Ellett, Partner |

"People in our sector have been working incredibly hard and showing great commitment."

In this video, I provide insights on what COVID-19 means for FMCG businesses. Here I outline two key areas where KPMG is working with businesses to improve resilience: keeping employees safe and energised; and thinking more broadly about supply chain resilience.

A safe, energised workforce

We need to think about having a strong and energised workforce as we emerge out of this situation.

FMCG businesses need to have the safety of their people absolutely front of mind in every decision you make however big and however small. And that’s not just now – how can we can enable them to rest and recover as the weeks go on?

A resilient supply chain

Now’s the time to do that deeper dive.

FMCG businesses have reviewed the immediate impact on their supply chains. Now, there’s an opportunity to dive deeper and think about the other challenges that could arise.

Future consumer habits

It’s likely that consumers will be a little nervous about going back to bars and restaurants as restrictions ease. For FMCG businesses, that means thinking through how they can service consumers who could be spending more of their leisure time at home.

For further information and guidance on COVID-19, please refer to our dedicated insights resources area.