Opportunity Mapping for Horticultural Waste Streams

Approximately 74% of Canadian fruits and vegetables are wasted before they reach consumers for a myriad of reasons.  To tackle this issue and help increase the industry’s environmental sustainability, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) examined underutilized waste streams for the top seven Canadian produce crops including potatoes, apples, field tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, onions and carrots and identified the range of opportunities for managing these by-products.

Flashfood Raises $12.3M Series A to Scale Grocery Partnerships Throughout the U.S. to Tackle Retail Food Waste

March 7, 2022 Flashfood

Flashfood, a mobile marketplace providing customers access to heavily discounted food nearing its best-by date, announced $12.3M in Series A funding led by investor S2G Ventures.

SpartanNash Expands Partnership with Flashfood to Further Reduce Food Waste and Grocery Bills for Families

February 10, 2022 SpartanNash

Food solutions company SpartanNash announced the expansion of its partnership with food waste reduction company Flashfood with the addition of 44 Family Fare and VG’s Grocery store locations throughout Michigan, Iowa and Nebraska. SpartanNash was the first company to introduce Flashfood in Michigan and Indiana through its pilot program at Family Fare and Martin’s Super Markets. The latest expansion brings the first-ever Flashfood locations to stores in Nebraska and Iowa.

Imperfect Foods Appoints Dan Park as Chief Executive Officer

January 10, 2022 Imperfect Foods

Imperfect Foods, the online grocer at the forefront of eliminating food waste and building a better food system, announces the hire of Dan Park as its new Chief Executive Officer. Park officially joined the Imperfect Foods team on January 3, 2022.

Smithfield Foods Commits to Reduce Food Loss and Waste 50% by 2030

January 7, 2022 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods announced a new goal to halve overall food loss and waste in its U.S. company-owned operations by 2030. The new commitment aligns with various resource conservation and waste reduction initiatives the company has underway in its operations, including efforts to reduce overall waste sent to landfills by 75% and achieve zero-waste-to-landfill certification at three-quarters of its U.S. facilities by 2025.