Average person consumes an extra 330kcal per week as a result of upselling

A report published by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Slimming World reveals that the average person consumes an extra 330 calories per week – 17,000 calories per year – as a result of "upselling" of foods and drinks high in calories, fat, sugar and salt.

Upselling is the act of “persuading a customer to buy something additional or more expensive”. Upselling occurs when a customer is paying for items. It is not at the customer’s request. Examples include asking a customer if they would like a large drink rather than a regular sized drink or asking if you would like high calorie toppings or sides such as cream or French fries. The RSPH surveyed over 2,000 adults across the United Kingdom and found that two-thirds of people experience upselling at least once a week with young people aged 18-24 years the most likely to experience upselling.

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Posted: 21/09/2017 12:37:17 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Calories, Eating out, Weight


 

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