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Food Waste: Trends and Opportunities for Reduction
During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about food waste have intensified. According to Packaged Facts’ new report Food Waste & Upcycling: Trends & Opportunities in Sustainability, 63% of consumers responding to a proprietary survey report being very or somewhat concerned about how much food gets wasted within their home.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many products have experienced price increases due to a combination of factors such as high demand, supply issues, and rising labor costs. Packaged Facts’ November 2022...
Kroger Joins White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, outlined new efforts in its quest to fight hunger and create healthier communities during the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health convened by President Joe Biden.
Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen participated in the Conference aimed at ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity among Americans.
"We are proud to join the White House and dozens of public, private and non-profit organizations who share our longstanding commitments to end hunger, eliminate food waste, and improve health and nutrition for..."
Chipotle Pilots Advanced Tehnology to Enhance the Employee and Guest Experience
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is piloting advanced technologies to enhance its employee and guest experience by streamlining operations and reducing friction. The company recently began piloting two new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.
Kitchen Management SystemIn select Southern California restaurants, Chipotle is piloting a cook to needs kitchen management system that provides demand-based cooking and ingredient preparation forecasts to optimize throughput and freshness while minimizing food waste. Leveraging AI and machine learning, the system...
Do Good Chicken Reports 10 Million Pounds of Food Surplus Saved From Landfills in First Six Months
Do Good Chicken™, the first chicken brand that fights food waste and combats climate change, reports it has diverted more than 10 million pounds of healthy surplus grocery food from landfills, after community donations are made, to upcycle into nutritious chicken feed. The milestone comes just six months since Do Good Chicken's spring 2022 retail launch and equates to saving surplus grocery food weighing approximately three times the weight of the Statue of Liberty, preventing an estimated 950 metric tons of greenhouse...
Do Good Chicken Featured on the Global Stage by the World Economic Forum
Do Good Chicken, the first chicken brand that fights food waste and combats climate change has been featured by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The video celebrates Do Good Chicken as a revolutionary climate-forward brand, making positive impact for our planet.
Each year about 40% of healthy grocery food gets tossed into landfills. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, if food waste were its own country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, behind the U.S. and...
Do Good Foods Launches Carbon-Reduced Chicken in Philadelphia
Today, a new climate-forward food company, Do Good Foods, has officially launched Do Good Chicken in grocers throughout Philadelphia. The company is on a mission to change the world with products that enable people to "Do Good" with everyday purchases. Its first introduction, Do Good Chicken, is a simple, tasty, good for plate and planet option that helps fight food waste and combat climate change.
Each year, about 40% of healthy grocery food gets tossed into landfills. According to the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization...
Sales of Food Preservation and Storage Products Grow by Double-Digits As Consumer Demand Increases
With 86% of meals sourced from home, food inflation at a 40-year high, the average U.S. household wasting $1,866 of food each year*, U.S. consumers are storing food and leftovers to stretch their food dollars and meals while reducing food waste. The return to worksites and schools and more extracurricular and outside activities has increased the need to pack food for away-from-home meals and snacks. These needs drive the demand for food storage products, reports The NPD Group. Consumers spent...
UNFI Expands Food Rescue and Recovery Efforts with Too Good To Go
United Natural Foods, Inc. announced today the expansion of its relationship with Too Good To Go, the innovative food waste reduction app and the largest business-to-consumer marketplace for surplus food. What began as a pilot program in UNFI’s Atlantic region has become one of the fastest growing solutions offered by UNFI Professional Services, with the number of retailers offering the program nearly doubling after the first year.
“A core value underpinning UNFI’s ESG priorities is our long-standing commitment to doing what’s right for people and..."
Nomad Foods Urges Food Industry to Adopt End-to-End Carbon Impact Product Assessment
Nomad Foods, Europe’s leading frozen food company, which owns brands including Birds Eye, Findus and iglo, is calling on the food industry and regulators across Europe to consider a more comprehensive, end-to-end approach to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies, which includes food loss and waste impacts, to improve transparency for consumers and drive critical action to reduce carbon emissions.
Food production is a major contributor to climate change and making better environmental choices about what we eat and how we reduce...
Meijer Redirects More Than 1M Pounds of Food Waste Through Flashfood Program
Meijer announced today its customers have diverted more than 1 million pounds of potential food waste through its Flashfood sustainability initiative.
Since the program's expansion across the Meijer footprint in 2021, customers have purchased more than 1 million pounds of food nearing its sell-by date at a discount, preventing it from potentially entering landfills. The initiative represents the retailer's commitment to offering both sustainability and value to its customers.
"We're pleased to see that customers are taking advantage of the Flashfood program," said Todd Weer...
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