Six out of ten Spaniards estimate that they spend up to 30% more on food
Inflation is making itself felt in the pocket of the Spanish, especially in everything related to the shopping basket. 62% of Spaniards have perceived an increase of between 10% and 30% of your spending, according to the first edition of the survey ‘Spaniards at the table’, prepared by Findus Spain (Nomad Foods). A study in which he analyzes the buying and eating habits of Spaniards within the current context.
In addition, 44% of the participants have acknowledged having renounced the purchase of food that is not essential and opted for reduce the variety of products that feed the shopping cart. Something that up to 27% have pointed out. In this line, 51% of Spaniards have chosen to reduce the purchase of whims.
Greater concern for health, but…
In parallel, concern for a healthy lifestyle has grown among Spaniards. Eight out of 10 respondents have shown their sensitivity towards this aspect although they have recognized that need to improve in terms of healthy food intake as is the case of vegetables and fish. In the case of the latter, one in four respondents has stated not being satisfied with the consumption of fish that he does and recognized that he would like to increase it, while in the case of vegetables, those dissatisfied have fallen to one in five.
There is also a greater interest in sustainability. 27% of those surveyed have acknowledged having reduced their meat consumption in the last year and 16% have considered doing so. In addition, more and more are focusing on the quality and sustainability seals such as the MSC seal, which has been identified by more than half of those surveyed (57%) and the labeling system Nutriscorewhich is a determining indicator in the purchase decision for one in four consumers in Spain.
Another trend that puts white on black is the increase in the consumption of frozen in the shopping cart. Among the reasons for this, its price, which was indicated by 51% of the participants in the study, the ease of preparation (48%) and the saving of time (46%). The preferred time for consumption is dinner.