Consumer preference for fresh prepared foods in the U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the preferences of consumers in the United States for fresh prepared foods in 2017, by generation. In 2017, 74 percent of older Millennials stated that they purchased hot ready-to-eat foods from deli or prepared food areas compared with just 53 percent of younger Millennials.

Preferences for fresh prepared foods among consumers in the United States in 2017, by generation

Younger MillennialsOlder MillennialsGen XBaby BoomersMature/ Silent
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Release date

January 2018


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

500 respondents

Special properties

Consumers who shopped in a supermarket in the previous month

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