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Demand for packaged sweets, dry fruits and pulses rise, likely to exceed pre-Covid levels

“Coronavirus has accelerated the trend of packaged food, including besan, pulses, mithai and namkin,” said Chetan Jain, director of Rajdhani Flour Mills. He said millers had reported a rapid increase in demand for packaged food and snacks.
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Dry fruit sales have already reached pre-pandemic levels as prices fell up to 30%. Agencies
Dry fruit sales have already reached pre-pandemic levels as prices fell up to 30%.
New DELHI/PUNE: Festive demand for packaged sweets, dry fruits and pulses has risen and is likely to exceed pre-Covid-19 levels as consumers turn to hygienically packed food during the pandemic. “Coronavirus has accelerated the trend of packaged food, including besan, pulses, mithai and namkin,” said Chetan Jain, director of Rajdhani Flour Mills. He said millers had reported a rapid
said during an industry webinar. Working from home has also boosted demand. “People working from home are consuming healthier products, which is leading to the increase in demand,” said Mumbai-based almond, pistachio and walnut importer Sameer Bhanushau. Arjan Baldevdas, an importer of cashew from Mumbai, said consumers were also buying more ingredients to prepare mithai at home.
New DELHI/PUNE: Festive demand for packaged sweets, dry fruits and pulses has risen and is likely to exceed pre-Covid-19 levels as consumers turn to hygienically packed food during the pandemic. “Coronavirus has accelerated the trend of packaged food, including besan, pulses, mithai and namkin,” said Chetan Jain, director of Rajdhani Flour Mills. He said millers had reported a rapid said during an industry webinar. Working from home has also boosted demand. “People working from home are consuming healthier products, which is leading to the increase in demand,” said Mumbai-based almond, pistachio and walnut importer Sameer Bhanushau. Arjan Baldevdas, an importer of cashew from Mumbai, said consumers were also buying more ingredients to prepare mithai at home.

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