Introduction Of Biodegradable Bags Impacts Fruit & Veg Sales In Italy
The obligatory use of biodegradable bags in Italy for fruit and vegetable purchases is impacting sales in the sector, a study has found.
A study by ISMEA, based on Nielsen data, reported a 3.5% decline in volume and 7.5% in expenditure on 'bulk' fruit and vegetables during the first quarter of 2018.
At the same time, the study found that there was an unprecedented surge in purchases of pre-packaged fresh fruit and vegetables, which rose by 11% in volume and +6.5% in value terms.
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