More than one way to fight food waste

- Analysis
Some have criticized Imperfect Produce for making money from food that would otherwise have gone to food banks and been given to the poor for free.

Kroger to standardize Our Brands date labels to reduce household food waste

- Retail

CINCINNATI, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. BB #:100073 announced today its plan to …

Wabi-Sabi can save aging produce

- Analysis
If you say the words wabi-sabi to anyone above the age of three, they’re apt to burst out laughing, but researchers claim it could help retailers sell older and imperfect produce.

Curation Foods launches full-pallet BreatheWay, squeezable guacamole

- General News
Yucatan’s and BreatheWay’s packaging solutions are the first key innovation launches under the leadership of new CEO Dr. Albert Bolles, aligning with company priorities of focusing resources on executing fewer projects that have high impact to drive sustainable, profitable growth.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review: September 9, 2019

- General News
Is guilt the key to the food waste conundrum? Pamela and Greg talk about how consumers need to get over ugly produce and just buy it, and how one retailer is taking advantage of hype on social media for a brilliant promotion in this edition of The Produce Reporter Week in Review. 

“Humanizing” fresh produce can prevent food waste

- Retail
Take it easy on the fresh produce markdowns, it’s time for a new branding strategy.

Imperfect Produce chosen among Kroger foundation’s inaugural grant recipients

- Retail
The Innovation Fund (the "Fund"), a program of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation (the "Foundation"), named its inaugural cohort of innovators, selected from nearly 400 applicants who submitted interest earlier this year during the first-ever open call.

Global produce supply: Is there enough?

- Analysis
Public health experts are pushing for more fruit and vegetable consumption for the health of both human beings and the planet. But is there enough produce to go around? To give the short answer: not yet.

The No. 2 most wasted fruit at retail may surprise you, given its popularity

- General News
According to the USDA, papayas are the most wasted fruit at retail, with 43.1% going unsold, which makes sense given the tropical fruit has less mainstream appeal, easily bruised skin, and vulnerability to chill damage.

The most wasted supermarket vegetables are these specific greens

- General News
The data was released concurrently with the new USDA, Environmental Protection Agency and FDA strategy to reduce food waste as part of the Trump administration’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month.