Necessity may be the mother of invention, but basic survival will always take precedence. During the pandemic, restaurants and their partners were forced to turn on a dime, immediately implementing new strategies—often on shoestring budgets. So while innovation and on-the-fly fixes became commonplace, research and development slowed at many companies, where operations were hindered by more immediate needs and supply chain gridlocks.
Nevertheless, new product releases didn’t grind to a complete halt, as evidenced by the latest FSR Buyer’s Guide. In the following pages you’ll find appliances, digital solutions, furniture, foods, and even books to help usher in a prosperous, post-COVID future.
Click through the links on the right to see our top picks, from food to tech and everything in between.