Demographics of Consumer Food Spending, 2017 Edition
For the past three years at the Food Institute, I've been tasked with compiling the data for our annual Demographics of Consumer Food Spending book. Using the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor statistics, we take an in-depth look at how people are spending their money on food.
The book provides an easy-to-read breakdown of spending on food overall, food at-home (in 24 categories & sub-categories including beef, poultry, fruits & vegetables, dairy products and bakery products) and food away-from-home. Topics covered include age, income, career, education, race, gender and region of the U.S.
For example, did you know:
This is just a small glimpse of what is covered in the book. Demographics of Consumer Food Spending, 2017 Edition can be purchased in print or as a pdf for $139. You can order the book here, and you can contact Jennette Zitelli via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (201)-791-5570 ext. 215 for more information.
[Editor's note: OFW Law Principal Attorney Michael J. O'Flaherty provided this blog piece regarding the need for federal oversight regarding the ongoing trend of class action lawsuits filed against food companies regarding product labeling.]read more
Chris focuses on fresh, canned and frozen fruit and fresh and dried vegetables for the Food Institute Report. In addition, he assists in compiling data for various Food Institute publications throughout the year. He is a proud Rutgers University alumnus with a degree in English, and has a background in web writing for a variety of industries, including legal, foodservice and small-to-medium sized businesses. In his downtime you can find him watching New York Yankees baseball, hiking, enjoying live music and spending time with his dog Kaiden. He invites you to contact him via email at email@example.com to talk about anything food-related.
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