Matt Tripodi, Global Account Director at Euromonitor International, talks with GPC about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the future of the pulse industry, from the supply chain issues of the moment to the spike in consumer demand as people stock up on nutritious, shelf-stable foods. “The future for pulses is bright,” says Matt. “Weather the storm of COVID-19 and the supply chain disruptions. On the other side of this are consumers waiting for more pulses.”
0:39 Can you tell us about your personal and professional background?
1:39 Can you give us an overview of Euromonitor's international work?
2:42 How is it that you predicted the increased sales of pulses with the Covid-19 pandemic?
4:13 What is the impact of the pandemic on pulse trade?
6:43 You mentioned the pandemic could be a sort of accelerator fo consumers adapting to a pulse-rich diet.
10:05 Could you give us a sense of the opportunity you see for the pulse industry with the growing plant-based segment?
12:56 What segments and countries do you as biggest market opportunities?
17:20 What advice do you have for the pulse industry?
Matt Tripodi / Euromonitor / Covid-19