Here we’ll be tracking bi-weekly share price movements for key businesses in food retail, quick service restaurant, food service and casual dining sectors. Click through the slides to see each sector, and hover over the datelines to see key events from the period.

Key findings:

  • Retailer share prices have recovered from some of the negative impact of mid-March, but remain lower than pre-crisis levels despite sales growth in March and April. Outliers: delivery-only retailer Ocado (positive movement) and food & clothing retailer Marks & Spencer (negative movement).
  • Quick service restaurants are generally in line with FTSE 100, with some eyeing up opportunities to reopen a limited numbers of restaurants.
  • Contract caterers and high street chains have suffered the most with the sector-wide closure of restaurants and with healthcare catering often the only catering sector in operation. High street restaurant chains are being impacted the most compared to all other customer-facing food sectors.

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