Dr. Simon Somogyi against a crimson background
Dr. Simon Somogyi

Dr. Simon Somogyi, an agribusiness researcher in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, discussed with CTV News the findings of a Nanos poll that found Canadians are buying cheaper food, stockpiling it and eating less as a result of inflation. 

Somogyi said the results were expected as people have less discretionary income than they did pre-pandemic. 

He also provided his thoughts on the findings to CTV News outlets in Toronto, Barrie, Kitchener and Calgary, saying high food, fuel and housing prices are causing shoppers to change their habits.

Somogyi, Arrell Chair in the Business of Food and professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, researches agri-food value chain analysis and management.