EU: Let's not do lunch - European office workers increasingly desk-dine
Across Europe lunchtime has been losing its importance as a meal occasion. According to Reuters Business Insight's new report 'Future Lunch Solutions,' hectic lifestyles and increased snacking have compressed the lunchbreak into little more than a re-fuelling pit stop. The UK has one of the lowest per head spends on working lunch reflecting the declining long lunch culture. Sandwiches rule the roost in the UK and are becoming increasingly popular across other European countries. Despite being in a hurry, consumers are not skimping on health; traditional ingredients and meat-based foods are expected to lose importance in the future to ethnic, organic and vegetarian food products.
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