FoodMaven Reduces Food Waste by Making Ugly Food Produce Find a Home
An innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics company bringing agility and flexibility to the food system
FoodMaven—a four-year-old Colorado startup whose online marketplace helps farmers, meat processors and food distributors find a home for their ugly produce and other excess inventory that was previously destined for a landfill.
Forty percent of food supply in the U.S. ends up going to waste. There’s a good amount that’s completely good to use. There’s a lot of local products that can’t find distribution.
Customers pay on average 30% less than the market rate for food on its platform.
About $220 billion a year is spent in the U.S. on growing, processing, transporting and disposing food that’s never eaten, according to ReFED.
FoodMaven is an innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics company bringing agility and flexibility to the U.S. food system.FoodMaven sells local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. It leverages an efficient online marketplace, big data optimization technology, and an agile logistics model.
FoodMaven helps Executive Chef Adam source local, sustainable food and source ingredients for a menu that is diverse, incredibly favorable and reminiscent of Spain.Learn more
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