One in five Australians are eating more tinned food as they struggle with the rising cost of fruit and vegetables.
The figures are the result of an independent survey by ratings agency Canstar Blue, and Manager Rebecca Logan said the results are the frightening reality of how the cost increases are impacting Australian’s nutrition.
“The results confirmed the length many Australians are going to in order to protect themselves against the rise in fruit and vegetable costs following the 2011 flood and cyclone disasters,” she said.
“Interestingly, New South Wales residents topped the charts when it came to eating more tinned food to save money at 22 per cent of those surveyed, compared with only 10 per cent of ACT residents.”
The survey also produced results on how the major supermarkets in Australia are stacking up against each other.
“The survey also confirmed ALDI’s work to prove itself as a genuine alternative to the major supermarket chains over the past 10 years has worked, with the international brand beating Woolworths, Coles and IGA when it came to overall customer satisfaction,” Logan said.
“ALDI has focussed on introducing high quality brands to the Australian market at permanently low prices and it seems Australian consumers are jumping on board, voting ALDI number one not only for overall satisfaction but also for price, store layout and specials.”
“It was also interesting that despite Coles reporting a large spike in online grocery sales last week, only 6 per cent of survey respondents have their groceries delivered to their home. Gen X respondents were most likely to have their groceries delivered at 10 per cent compared with only 3 per cent of Baby Boomers.”