Kroger partners with Apeel to reduce food waste


In Ohio, The Kroger Co. announced that The Horton Fruit Company is supplying Apeel avocados from Apeel Sciences to the grocer, starting in its Cincinnati market. Through this partnership, Kroger will offer the freshest avocados to shoppers and reduce food waste on the shelf and at home.

“Apeel is an innovative partner that will help Kroger reduce food waste and redefine the customer experience through first-to-market technology,” said Frank Romero, Kroger’s vice president of produce. “Kroger’s relationship with Apeel developed as a result of the exciting work we’re doing with startups and enterprising companies to create the future of retail now.”

Roughly one-third of food goes to waste throughout the global supply chain; this partnership is a measurable step toward preventing food waste at every level. Apeel avocados maintain optimal quality and ripeness twice as long, without requiring the use of refrigeration or preservatives, stopping food waste before it happens.