The number of opportunities to have dinner at home is increasing due to the shortened business hours of restaurants. At the co-op and supermarkets, sales of pre-processed food sets that are easy to cook are increasing.
The Pal System Life Cooperative Association, which delivers food to about 800,000 people living in the Tokyo metropolitan area, has not ordered a set of ingredients with cut vegetables, meat, fish, etc. since the announcement of this state of emergency. It has increased by about 30% compared to the same period of the year.
When you open the package, you will find ingredients and cooking recipes for making bibimbap bowls and soy milk hot pots.
Last year, when the state of emergency was declared in the spring, orders for this ingredient set nearly doubled compared to the previous year, and the delivery system could not keep up with the delivery of goods.
For this reason, the logistics facility in Saitama City is responding to the increase in orders by restarting the product sorting line that was scheduled to be suspended in response to this state of emergency.
Yosuke Motegi, director of the Logistics Department of the Pal System Co-op Association, said, "It seems that the number of people cooking at home is increasing, leading to an increase in orders. We will improve the issues clarified in the previous declaration and will not hinder delivery. I want to deal with it. "
On the other hand, sales of food set for a small number of people, who can easily make stir-fried chicken with lotus root and sweet and sour pork, have continued to exceed the same period of the previous year by about 20% to 30%.
In addition, as sales of frozen foods such as fried eggplant and edamame that serve as snacks for beer are increasing, we would like to strengthen the product lineup at this supermarket to capture the demand for eating at home.
A male office worker in his thirties who came to shop said, "I've eaten less outside and eat at home as much as possible during the day. I'm grateful if I can reduce the burden of cooking."