Fears for food producers during the lockdown

Bryan is the General Manager of Clandeboye Estate Yoghurts, a North Down food producer. Like many businesses it has been affected by the outbreak and the subsequent lockdown.

Bryan, General Manager

They have seen a significant decrease in orders from the large supermarkets and most restaurants and cafes have been closed.  They now need to rely on the promised government furlough scheme.

I spoke to Bryan to understand how this pandemic has affected the smaller, local food producers.

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