IFIC: Cooking and homemade food are the new habits of consumers
Concerns about food safety in online markets
Friday, June 26, 2020
About 85% of Americans changed their eating habits or the way they prepare their meals due to corona disease, according to “Food and Health” research conducted by International Food Information Council (IFIC). The most significant change is that 60% of consumers mentioned that they cook mostly at home. One in three said that now eat more snacks, while one in four mentioned that is thinking of food more than usually. Around 20% said that they eat healthier food which they mostly have prepared and frozen themselves.
The habits of young people have changed
Most affected by the pandemic are the eating habits of younger consumers, as 40% of Americans under the age of 35, said they eat more snacks than usual. “What we have to examine is whether these new eating habits, that emerged during the pandemic, are temporary or permanent.” IFIC President and CEO, Joseph Clayton said.
Source: FoodReporter issue #0299 16-06-2020