RACINE, Wis., March 10, 2016 ― Life is hectic, and for those with a busy schedule, it’s difficult to find the time to pack a quality lunch, let alone find the inspiration for a tasty meal. In fact, only 1 in 4 working Americans bring lunch to work every day*. In honor of National Pack Your Lunch Day, Ziploc® brand is on a mission to empower everyone with education, tips and tools so they can “Be a Lunch Bringer.”
Pack a Lunch, Save a Bunch
According to a recent Ziploc® brand survey*, 93 percent of respondents believe that packing lunch is a great way to save money. Eating out adds up. Buying a $5 lunch a day can cost around $1,500 a year. In fact, 80 percent of respondents pack lunch more often when they are trying to save.
To help make packing lunch and saving money a little easier, Ziploc® brand is launching the “Be a Lunch Bringer” online money-saving tool. This interactive tool tracks the number of lunches bought, money saved, and shows how close the user is to their goal. Whether it’s saving up for a new handbag or a dream vacation, the “Be A Lunch Bringer” tool helps make the goal a reality. It also offers tips and recipes that can be shared on social media to demonstrate the user’s progress and encourage friends and family to join in.
Be a Lunch Bringer
In addition to the financial benefits of packing a lunch, Ziploc® brand recently discovered the following about working Americans:
Acknowledging this, why don’t people always bring a lunch to work? Here are the top five reasons respondents say they don’t pack lunch:
1. They forget to pack a lunch ahead of time (40 percent)
2. They don’t have enough time to pack a lunch (35 percent)
3. Going out to lunch is more fun than packing a lunch (28 percent)
4. Their coworkers all go out to lunch, so they like to go with them to socialize (21 percent)
5. The food they enjoy eating does not travel well (16 percent)
Regardless of the reason, one thing is clear: the benefits that come with “Being a Lunch Bringer” far outweigh any obstacles. To help get in the lunch-packing routine, try the Ziploc® brand “Be a Lunch Bringer” online money saving tool and for more product information, recipes and tips visit ziploc.com, facebook.com/ziploc, pinterest.com/ziplocofficial, youtube.com/ziploc and rightathome.com.
Ziploc® brand bags and containers provide smart, quality solutions that help you maximize your resources, and ultimately get more out of your everyday. From keeping food fresher, to organizing knickknacks, to protecting bulky items, Ziploc® brand products are the food and home storage solution families trust. Lunch Bringers can rely on Ziploc® brand’s more than 20 products, available in grocery, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide, to make bringing your lunch to work easy and chaos-free, including:
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
*About the survey: This survey was conducted within the U.S. by independent market research company, Edelman Berland, on behalf of Ziploc® brand from January 4-5, 2016. A 5-minute questionnaire was completed by 1,004 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who are employed either full-time or part-time. The margin of error for this sample is +/- 3.09% at the 95% confidence interval.