Retail sales of 80 Acres Farms produce is up more than 300% at grocery stores, and the startup is launching curbside pickup outside its indoor farms in Cincinnati and Hamilton because of requests from nearby consumers who are hunkering down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the Hamilton-based company’s food service side of the business is down significantly because of the closure or limited operations of area restaurants, which are adhering to Gov. Mike DeWine’s shutdown order aimed at limiting the spread of the respiratory illness.
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Written by Barrett J. Brunsman.
Originally published April 2, 2020.