The Kraft Heinz Co. said April 3 it had significantly reduced production at three plants providing restaurant supplies amid the new coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reported, citing CEO Miguel Patricio.
Patricio said during a video presentation that the three plants, two in the U.S. and one in the U.K., saw a decline in demand due to the pandemic, mainly in Europe.
The ketchup maker has added shifts at other facilities to meet the demand for packaged foods. The company's packaged food units are working in three shifts to meet high demand, especially for macaroni and cheese in the U.S. and canned beans and soups in the U.K., the report added.
He also added that operations in China are returning to normal now, but he feels that consumers' behavior has changed, as individuals are using more home deliveries.