Caterers have been hit hard by the pandemic and are looking for new ways to adapt to recurring lockdowns, more working from home and fewer events.

Chief Finance Officer Marc Rolland said during a call with journalists that catering for the white-collar sector could decrease a little.

Rolland said it was too early to say if the group could achieve its annual forecasts, but noted first-quarter organic growth of 17.5% was at the top end of its 15-18% full-year guidance range.

“At this stage, we maintain our annual guidance and remain confident in the continued recovery,” chairwoman and interim Chief Executive Officer Sophie Bellon said in a statement.