Manufacturers have been through a challenging twelve months. A combination of lockdowns, store closures, home working and other essential measures changed market demands overnight.
In recent years, manufacturers have been challenged to find growth. For instance, the vast majority of food and beverage businesses, for instance, are seeing growth of less than 3% according to Accenture’s analysis. And across industry segments, growth has been trending downward for five years now, culminating in the unprecedented disruption of 2020.