SCHAUMBERG, Ill. -- A recent survey released by ACNielsen here last week revealed that half of all heads of households are too busy to spend much time in meal preparation, with younger and more affluent consumers much more likely to be time-pressed. se in sales of ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat products, such as shelf-stable or refrigerated entrees and frozen rolls. Consumers from older age groups found increased time for meal preparation, with only 33% of those age 55 and over saying that ...

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