Ingredients Outpace Prepared Meals: Report

High gas prices are helping to drive demand for CPG products, especially basic ingredients for home cooking, as consumers shun restaurant dining and opt to prepare meals themselves, according to a new report from Information Resources Inc..

CHICAGO — High gas prices are helping to drive demand for CPG products, especially basic ingredients for home cooking, as consumers shun restaurant dining and opt to prepare meals themselves, according to a new report from Information Resources Inc., based here. The report, called “Competing in a Transforming Economy,” details the economic factors that are driving CPG shopping patterns. “As consumers re-prioritize spending, departments that provide necessities for meal preparation, including

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