Shopping habits are changing in the UK. Instead of flocking weekly to out-of-town superstores, increasing numbers of shoppers are using ‘convenience’ stores once a day. According to a survey by the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, “the changes have meant customers are shopping more regularly and their average basket size is smaller.” A Waitrose report reveals that food waste has fallen by 21% over the last seven years, and other research has shown that three out of four people do not know at 4pm what they are going to eat for dinner that evening.

This is going back to the shopping I knew as a child. ...


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