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Convenience foods, especially precut produce items, and prepared takeout foods are making new strides in increasing their share of the food shopper's dollar, according to a new survey provided to SN.The survey found 37.3% of respondents buy prepared products at least once a week, up from 31.6% in 1995 and 27.3% in 1992.This data was part of the 1997-98 survey of the Better Homes and Gardens magazine's

Convenience foods, especially precut produce items, and prepared takeout foods are making new strides in increasing their share of the food shopper's dollar, according to a new survey provided to SN.

The survey found 37.3% of respondents buy prepared products at least once a week, up from 31.6% in 1995 and 27.3% in 1992.

This data was part of the 1997-98 survey of the Better Homes and Gardens magazine's Consumer Panel.

Three-fourths of the consumers surveyed said the

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