Giant Eagle started selling Produce with Personality in 5 stores in Pittsburgh, PA in March of 2017 and then expanded to 11 Pittsburgh stores and 9 stores in the state of Ohio. Find out more about it here or here.
Raley's was selling "Real Good" produce with Imperfect Produce (EndFoodWaste is an advisor for Imperfect) in 10 stores in Northern California. There has been a whirlwind of great press on this groundbreaking program, find out more here and it has halted but please ask at Raley's to bring it back!!!
Hy-Vee started selling Produce Misfits in Kansas City, Iowa and South Dakota in the Fall of 2016 and later expanded to all of its 242 locations in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Find out more about the program here.
Shoppers started selling Produce Misfits in Maryland in the Fall of 2016. Find out more about their program here.
Walmart started selling a couple weather-blemished items in stores in, and around, Texas and in Florida in the middle of 2016. Find out more about the programs and why Walmart is not really committing to tackling this issue here.
Whole Foods Market started selling "ugly" produce through Imperfect in April of 2016 in 5 Northern California stores and later expanded the program to 20 stores. Read more about the program here.
So since there are many more grocers that could actively promote and sell uglies in the U.S. (in a positive way by highlighting their tasty freshness), please check out the links below and #DemandUgly! Each link goes directly to the online comment form. Please send them the link to this page as well in case they don't know about the worldwide ugly sensation! Thank you in advance for helping end food waste.
Giant Food (@GiantFood)
Harris Teeter (@HarrisTeeter)
Shop Rite (@shopritestores)
Trader Joe's (@TraderJoes2)
Please sign and share the: Target - Get Ugly Produce
Please sign and share the NEW petition: Where The Fork Is Your Ugly Produce, Albertsons?
Sign the petition: What The Fork Are You Doing With Your Produce Walmart?