Distributing to an on-trade coming out of lockdown

While publicans have been working hard at getting their premises ready to put the show back on the road, what’s been happening in the distribution trade?
How have these supply companies fared and in the absence of government guidelines for this sector of the FMCG market, what challenges do they now face on a daily basis and what are the longer-term implications of on-trade distribution going forward?
I speak to two distributors well-known to the on-trade and off-trade: Michael Barry of Barry & Fitzwilliam and David McIlherron of Noreast Beers to get a better picture…..

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