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Whole Foods launches food redistribution program to reduce food waste

- Retail
A fleet of refrigerated vans will be sponsored by Whole Foods Market for food rescue organizations to transport perishable and nonperishable food to neighbors in need.

Hazel Tech has strong pilots with two tropical exporters

- General News
Hazel Technologies Inc., a developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste, announces successful pilots with tropical fruit grower-shippers Seasons Farm Fresh and AMR Agro.

Heinen’s partners with Afresh to cut food waste

- Retail
Afresh, the first artificial intelligence-powered fresh food optimization platform for grocers, and Heinen’s, the preeminent neighborhood grocery store for the Cleveland and Northern Chicago areas, today announced a new partnership in which Heinen’s will deploy the Afresh solution suite in fresh departments across the chain.

Apeel cuts avocado waste 50 percent at German Edeka stores

- General News
The Edeka Group and Apeel are further extending their joint commitment against food waste.

Mission, Hazel Technologies partner to launch AvoLast shelf life extension

- General News
The AvoLast program uses a quarter-sized biodegradable and food-safe Hazel® packaging insert that temporarily blocks an avocado’s ethylene receptors and slows the ripening process.

How many grocery stores are too many?

- Analysis
A recent study looked at grocery store density in relation to one specific concern: food waste. It concluded that the two are related, but in a complex way.

Imperfect Foods raises $72MM in Series C funding

- General News
Over the past year, Imperfect Foods has seen impressive growth across key areas of the business. Specifically, average order sizes have doubled year over year and weekly order volumes have doubled since January, with more customers taking advantage of the convenient service and expanded product assortment.

Grower Alliance partners with Hazel Technologies for melons

- General News
Grower Alliance has integrated the innovative Hazel™ for Melon packaging technology into their melon supply chain with the goal of further reducing food-waste.

Pennsylvania plans to boost Ag surplus program funding, connecting hungry families with farm excess

- General News
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller led a roundtable discussion of PASS, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System, which provides farmers funding to get food that would otherwise go to waste to vulnerable families who need it most at Hess Bros. Fruit Co in Lancaster. Governor Wolf requested a $1 million funding increase for the program in his 2020-21 budget proposal.

An app to fight food waste

- Analysis
Times being as they are, an app is being called into play in the war on food waste. It’s called Flashfood, and it's being used by more food retailers every month.