COVID changed consumer behaviors, making a shift from foodservice to retail. “We saw a big spike in the sales of cheese and butter, which makes sense with the increase in at home cooking,” said Megan Sheets, manager of consumer insights, Midwest Dairy. “People are returning to dairy even more than they did in the past. Health is the new wealth and people are prioritizing that, but also, comfort.” Consumer survey results indicate there will be more in-home meals, even after the pandemic.
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