ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets here polled 1,000 shoppers and learned there's been a 24% drop in reliance on take out meals and a 45% decline in meals eaten at restaurants. Instead of turning to options prepared outside the home, 30% are preparing more dinners at home from scratch, while 33% are using some partly prepared foods, like cleaned and chopped vegetables, to create a meal. "Customers are telling us two things when they mention the effort it takes to stay within the family ...

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