New research has revealed lunch theft is a growing problem affecting Australian workers, with more than a third of office employees (35 per cent) reporting they’ve had their lunch stolen from the work fridge.
The revelations come as Primo launches new Premium Selections Deli Meats, a new flavour sensation for delicious café-style lunches at work or at home.
The results also showed that, worryingly, 37 per cent of respondents said they might be prompted to take another colleague’s lunch, with 13 per cent admitting they might be tempted if it looked better than their own, and 12 per cent if they were hungry and didn’t have their own lunch.
Meanwhile, nearly a quarter (24 per cent) admitted they might mistakenly think someone else’s lunch was theirs, prompting them to take it.
With new mouth-watering Premium Selections Deli Meats making lunches even more tempting, Primo is calling on Aussie office workers to be aware of lunch theft to help those most at risk protect themselves.
‘‘Primo understands there is nothing more frustrating than having your lunch stolen from the work fridge by colleagues, and we know Aussie office workers agree, with 45 per cent stating it would make them feel ‘hangry’ (angry and hungry) and 42 per cent saying it would make them feel distrustful of their colleagues,’’ Primo spokesperson Donna Oakley Davies said.
‘‘Over a third of employed Australians who work in an office bring their own lunch to work every day and use the office fridge, spending over $1700 on lunch per year.
‘‘With six delicious variants and thicker slices, Primo Premium Selections Deli Meats is a tempting target for office lunch thieves, so we’re shedding light on the issue to help Aussie office workers be prepared.’’