The brown-bagged lunch is becoming an increasingly popular workplace accessory these days, according to a new study from The NPD Group, a leading market research company.
The NPD study finds that adult males carry more brown-bagged lunches than others, yet quite often, females are the preparers.
Over the last several years, leftovers are increasingly a part of brown-bagged lunches.
Nearly half of consumers decide they want to brown-bag the day before or earlier, and two out of three brown-bagged lunches are prepared the morning of the same day.
Standing around the long-empty swimming pool at Sepulveda Recreation Center, a dozen young men, some holding brown-bagged
liquor bottles, listen to the radios blaring from their souped-up cars.