Dale Buss

Not all pandemic business news is negative. For some food and beverage entrepreneurs, COVID-19 was a growth catalyst.

Indeed, as the pandemic spread, Americans stayed home to eat and investigated new products and brands, even as they also stocked up on traditional comfort foods. E-commerce sales exploded. Many consumers clustered purchases around specific functional or nutritional benefits such as hydration and immunity.

In Illinois alone, headquarters for food and beverage companies increased to…

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About the Author

Dale Buss, contributing editor, is an award-winning journalist and book author whose career has included reporting for The Wall Street Journal, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize ([email protected]).