By Katie Jessop, Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitian
December 5, 2013
|Some might argue that this opens up the opportunity for more nutritious meals. After all, a shopper might pick a bowl of prepared salad over a bag of chips or cookies to satisfy immediate hunger.|
Given the affordability, convenience and growing variety of the foods, it is not surprising that the trend has seen growth over the past year. According to a Technomic’s Canadian Retailer Meal Solutions Trend Report, 42 per cent of today’s consumers purchase retail meal solutions four or more times a month.
And while Canadians are happy with what they’re seeing in the grocery stores, there are still a few needs unmet. For instance, according to the report, there still seems to be a void in terms of healthy offerings and ethnic-inspired dishes.