Kroger’s latest innovation will greatly reduce food waste

As part of their continuing effort to reduce food waste and eliminate hunger, Kroger has partnered with the innovative company Apeel, which uses an edible, 100% plant-derived spray with no color, smell, or taste that coats the outside skin of produce. This extra layer creates a microclimate that slows down the rate of water loss and oxidation, thus keeping more food out of landfills.


Last week, Kroger piloted Apeel avocados, which quickly turned into a national campaign across all 1,100 stores, and there are plans to incorporate other produce as well, which will not only reduce food waste but also save water, reduce emissions, and preserve farmland.


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