More employees have packed lunches

December 30th, 2008

Employees are becoming more likely to take packed lunches into work as the credit crunch deepens, it has been revealed.

Of the 1,000 people polled, 77% were now more likely to take packed lunches to work than they were six months ago.

The survey also found that 80% were more likely to look for value rather than luxury when shopping at supermarkets, while 59% were more likely to eat at home than go out for takeaway food.

Also, 52% were more likely to stay in more and go out less, but only 6% were prepared to give up their annual holiday and only 5% were ready to use public transport more rather than their car.

Cruise118 director Mal Barritt said: "It seems that everyone is looking for ways to tighten their belts at the moment, with expensive lunches and gym memberships being the first luxuries that people are willing to give up."

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