Food waste has long plagued the grocery and food industries. With their gaining presence in the U.S., instant grocery delivery companies, in particular, are facing scrutiny over how their business models could be contributing to the problem.
Gopuff, for example, came under fire last fall following several Insider stories saying the company reportedly let items spoil and threw out good food.
Instant-needs companies are growing quickly and want to ensure the products they sell are in stock. That approach can generate a significant amount of excess food, Tyler Simmons, U.S. head of key accounts at Too Good To Go, said in Tuesday’s announcement.Grocery Dive