CHICAGO — Concerns about health, finances, animal welfare and the environment are spurring more people to consume more fresh produce than before the pandemic.
Convenience-store retailers should consider playing to this trend by offering more plant-based items on their foodservice menus.
The growth of cooking at home during COVID prompted an increase in healthier, plant-forward diets, according to a recent survey by market researcher Packaged Facts.
The fresh-produce trend is continuing post-pandemic, with 30% of respondents still eating more fresh produce than they did before the pandemic, CSP sister FoodService Director reported.
However, most are curtailing—but not cutting out—meat, choosing a flexitarian lifestyle, the survey revealed.
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