What The U.S. Really Eats
According to a Parade Magazine research study, 80% of consumers in the U.S. are changing their shopping habits due to the rising costs of food. More consumers are eating meals at home, buying in bulk, and cutting back on expensive cuts of meat.
- 35% of U.S. consumers are preparing more meals from scratch.
- 28% are buying more products in bulk.
- One-third say they will not give up a balanced diet.
- 48% eat out less often than they used to.
- 21% are planning their own vegetable gardens to continue eating healthy foods like vegetables.
- 59% are purchasing less expensive cuts of meat.
- 42% have switched to less expensive brands.
- 47% are trying to stay out of stores when they can.
- 70% always wash fruits and vegetables before eating.
- 40% will eat bread and 30% will eat canned goods past the stamped expiration date.
- 21% say the most exotic food they’ve tried is sushi, followed by 19% who cite Chinese takeout food.