It's no secret that consumers have turned to brown-bag lunches and meals prepared at home to help cope financially. Indeed, countless food dollars have been saved by applying the strategy. Now consumers are proving themselves equally frugal when it comes to preserving their homemade creations. In many instances, shoppers are bypassing value-add national brands of plastic food bags — promising to extend the life of produce or steam it to perfection in the microwave — for basic, ...

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