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The Covid-19 pandemic and food consumption at home and away: An exploratory study of English households.

Filimonau, V., Vi, L. H., Beer, S. and Ermolaev, V. A., 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic and food consumption at home and away: An exploratory study of English households. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 101125. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2021.101125

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed attitudes of English households towards food consumption at home and when eating out. Little academic research has however examined the scope and the scale of these changes, especially in the context of foodservice provision. This mixed methods study explores the effect of Covid-19 on food consumption in English households at home and away. It reveals increased frequency and variety of cooking during lockdown as a driver of household food wastage. The study demonstrates public hesitance towards eating out post-Covid-19. Foodservice providers are expected to re-design their business settings and adopt protective and preventative measures, such as frequent cleaning and routine health checks, to encourage visitation. After the pandemic, increased preference towards consuming (more) sustainable food at home, but not when eating out, is established. These insights can aid grocery and foodservice providers in offering more tailored products and services in a post-pandemic future.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0038-0121
Uncontrolled Keywords:Covid-19; Household food consumption; Grocery retail; Restaurant; Healthy eating; Food waste
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:35932
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Aug 2021 14:46
Last Modified:07 Sep 2021 14:14

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