Surge in single people across Britain boosts demand for meals-for-one at the Co-op



A surge in single people has boosted demand for meals-for-one at the Co-op.
The grocer’s chief executive Steve Murrells said that his firm is cashing in as a result.
Another focus is the growing popularity of veganism and ‘free-from’ products that omit ingredients such as gluten.
A 2016 poll found vegans in Britain rose from 150,000 to 542,000 in a decade, buoyed by ‘clean-eating’ pioneers who view meat as unhealthy.
Murrells said: ‘On vegan and free-from, we’re front and centre of meeting those needs.’ The group revealed a 2017 profit of £72million, up from a £132million loss a year... read more

 
7 April 2018 in Business, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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