Canadians are likely going to change food buying habits in 2022

The survey was done by  the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, in partnership with Caddle.

A majority of Canadians say they're going to change their food buying habits as a result of the increase of prices in 2022 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey looked at Canadians concerns over the ever rising food prices and how they intent to change their food buying habits in the new year.

A total of 9,999 Canadian adults took part in the survey, and were asked what they expect to see in 2022 when it comes to both prices at the grocery store, and at restaurants.

The survey comes after a report published earlier in the month said overall food prices are going to rise by 5 to 7 percent in 2022.

In the report 60.2% of respondents said they expect food prices to rise even higher than the projected 7 percent.

The survey found 63 per cent of respondents said they intended to change their food buying habits in 2022.

52.8 per cent said they intend to use coupons more often.

The second most popular habit change, the report found, was eating out less, with 51.7 per cent of Canadians saying they intend to avoid restaurants in 2022.

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