COVID-19 IMPACT:

Dairy

Industry Update: 06.07.2020

Vertical: Dairy
Type: B2B
Covid Impact on Demand: Positive
Covid Impact on Ability to Supply: Negative
Viable Transition/Readjustment: Yes

We’re just ordinary people.

The business world now recognises that pandemic conditions are here to stay.

SoPro have direct access to several hundred B2B marketing operations, spanning 60+ verticals. In recent weeks we have seen major movement in global sentiment, shifting from defensive tactics to proactive strategy as realisation sets in.

We are now witnessing the largest and most complex change management project in the history of humankind.

The worlds businesses are rapidly readjusting to compete in a new world. Here’s how.

Dairy, what are we seeing?

Heavily reduced demand is being experienced across amost all traditional supply routes. We are seeing significant opportunities for dairy farmers looking for an alternative route to market with wholesalers, independents, newly formed local community groups and even direct to consumer models.

What do these businesses need to do now?

1. Adjust your business targeting

There’s opportunity with the wholesale, independent and direct to consumer markets. Supermarket demand is up as are local delivery channels so seek out the consumer suppliers likely to need additional produce. Domestic dairy processing and refinement to secondary goods is increasing as international supply chains are disrupted, as an example domestic cheese production is increasing, seek out the faster-footed brands and sell in to support the short term supply chain requirements. New/short term contracts will have a good chance of sticking post lockdown as competitors may not all weather the storm.

2. Review your marketing channels
MARKETING CHANNELS VIABILITY
B2B Direct Mail

NOT VIABLE

Telesales

NOT VIABLE

Paid Search

PARTIAL VIABILITY

Tradeshows and Exhibitions

NOT VIABLE

Awards Circuit

NOT VIABLE

Door to door sales

NOT VIABLE

Word of mouth

PARTIAL VIABILITY

Social Media

PARTIAL VIABILITY

Digital Outreach i.e. B2B prospecting

VIABLE

3. Revise your proposition

No huge revisions needed here. Where possible, draw on heritage and expertise whilst accentuating the quality of your locally produced dairy produce.

Highlight the service aspects of your offer. This could include low volume orders, quick turn-around, personal service and any additional COVID-19 related advantages such as sterile or anti-viral packaging.

4. Revise your messaging

British consumers often aren’t aware of when they are buying locally produced / British goods, so focus on this.

Be memorable. Stay passionate. Tell a story about who you are, where you are and why you do what you do.

Set out attractive commercial terms if able.

5. Drop the experts a line

At SoPro, business growth is what we do, and we've got the tech and team to quickly generate a healthy pipeline for your business. Our expert team are ready to discuss your campaign today.

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