Coronavirus boosts demand for local and functional foods in France: market study | CIHEAM Press Review |

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for local products in France and could have a positive effect on the development of functional foods, according to Mintel.
On 17 March 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron announced strict confinement measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This meant that residents across the country were required to carry a signed travel pass, or attestation​, whenever they left home. Failure to do so could result in a €135 fine.