By Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:21 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 20 April 2019
Tinned foods are having a revival – but it’s not down to the popularity of baked beans and peach halves.
Now, shoppers are turning to tins for more upmarket foods such as smoked eel, octopus, duck confit, and even caviar.
Sales of tinned pulses and beans have also seen a surge in sales as the number of vegetarians and vegans continues to rise, alongside those who are cutting back on meat for environmental and health reasons.
Now, shoppers are turning to tins for more upmarket foods such as smoked eel, octopus, duck confit, and even caviar (stock image)
And canned or frozen foods are selling more widely due to rising concern over food waste, as much fresh produce goes off and is thrown away before it is eaten.
After many years of decline as families turned to fresh produce, sales are now growing with 3billion cans a year being sold – at a retail value of £2.3billion. The