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Food Manufacturers Overcome the Overstock Blues and Maximize Profits with Natural Choice Foods

September 27, 2022
Overstock Food

Riding the supply and demand wave is a real doozy these days. It may feel like you can’t win. If you navigate the supply chain issues well, you may have more overstock now than before – and with the rising cost of food, consumers’ choices fluctuate, creating disruptions in your carefully planned production schedule. Food Retailer Expectations Retailers must manage consumer expectations to protect their image and retain customers. Food manufacturers want to keep our retailers fully stocked with products, so customers don’t turn to competitors, but this can lead to too much food. Consumers are fickle and trained to …

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Daily Deals Food Outlet Takes a Bite Out of Rising Food Costs for Everyone in West Michigan

August 22, 2022
Food Outlet

The rising cost of food is impacting the kitchen budgets of everyone across the United States. The price of food at home rose 1.3% from June to July 2022, marking a 13.1% increase compared to last year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was the most significant price increase for groceries since 1979. With everyone feeling the pinch, Americans are looking for alternative ways to save money at the grocery store. Many have found relief by shopping at their local food outlet, such as the Daily Deals stores in West Michigan. A 13 On Your Side article reports …

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What to Look for in a Food Repacking Partner

August 15, 2022
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Food items that cannot be sold through normal channels are often thrown away. This escalates costs for food manufacturers, distributors, and retail outlets and creates wasted food. The United States discards more food than any other country: nearly 40 million tons — 80 billion pounds — every year. Working with a food repacking partner can help food manufacturers save money, protect their brand, and prevent food waste when a private label or other food cannot be sold through normal channels. Repacking is the process of safely removing wholesome food items from one package or creating individual packages from bulk overstock …

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Food Buying Tips to Keep Your Summer Event Fresh and Frugal

July 1, 2022
Food Buying Tips to Keep Your Summer Event Fresh and Frugal featuring discount food marts

Summer is here! The outside temperature is rising, and so is the cost of just about everything we buy. Can discount food marts help you get the best bang for your buck? From gas to clothing, Americans are feeling the impact of higher prices. And food certainly isn’t immune to rising costs. The Bureau of Labor Statics recorded that grocery store prices increased by 6.5% throughout 2021, and the costs of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs increased the most, rising 12.5% over the year. If you’re planning summer gatherings, such as graduation parties, family reunions, picnics, and Fourth of July …

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Benefits of Partnering with Natural Choice Foods

June 9, 2022

Dealing with overstocked food repacking & redistributing can be frustrating. At Natural Choice Foods, we move more than 200,000 cases of overstocked and distressed food per week. We also have a network of 350 wholesale customers across the nation.  Founders Nels and Shayne Eisenga have a combined 30 years of experience in the retail, wholesale, and manufacturing segments of the food industry. For nearly a decade, NCF has operated Daily Deals stores across the country, so we have a deep understanding of what retailers want and need.  In 2019, we expanded our USDA and FDA Certified repack facility to offer …

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Natural Choice Foods Celebrates 25th Anniversary Milestone Providing Overstock Food

May 25, 2022
Natural Choice Foods Is Celebrating 25 Years of Serving You!

Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2022 marks Natural Choice Foods’ 25th year providing overstock food solutions that help increase food accessibility and eliminate food waste. Natural Choice Foods is one of the largest total solution providers in the food supply industry and works with food manufacturers, secondary retailers, and foodservice-dependent organizations. Food manufacturers across the United States rely on Natural Choice Foods to take distressed and overstocked food inventory. This helps food manufacturers improve their bottom line and achieve zero waste sustainability goals. Additionally, Natural Choice Foods supplies overstock food and distressed food inventory to secondary outlets and independent retailers, allowing …

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How Wholesale Food Suppliers Help Your Business Beat Rising Food Costs

May 18, 2022
How Wholesale Food Suppliers Help Your Business Beat Rising Good Costs

The food industry saw some of the most significant price increases last year. According to a recent Forbes article, meat, poultry, fish, and eggs have risen in cost by 13.7%, and fruits and vegetables by 7%. And there doesn’t appear to be relief any time soon. The USA Today reported that the USDA’s Economic Research Service’s March 2022 report predicts another 5% rise in food prices. Rising food costs put organizations that depend on or are required to offer food service as part of their operations in a difficult spot. They need to make tough decisions such as taking away …

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Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging

April 14, 2022
Reducing Wasted Food

Earth Day has us all talking about ways we can help save the planet, including reducing wasted food and packaging. Since we opened our doors in 1997, we’ve always been intentional about exercising sustainable practices. We’ve worked to reduce food waste by purchasing nearly all overstock, outdated, and distressed food items from a variety of sellers nationwide. What we don’t sell, we donate and recycle into biofuels, compost, or livestock feed. To further our sustainability efforts, we’ve partnered with Perfect Circle Recycling and Padnos to take our waste reduction efforts to the next level. Sustainability Partners We’re dedicated to finding …

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Wholesale Food Supplier Benefits

March 2, 2022
wholesale food supplier

The pandemic has been a source of economic stress for several industries, resulting in mass inflation and supply chain issues. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization found that food prices in January 2022 were at their highest since 2011. This has made it hard for restaurants, correctional institutions, schools, and healthcare facilities to stay on budget and keep foods in stock. When you partner with Natural Choice Foods a wholesale food supplier, we ensure you receive competitive pricing and high-quality food products.     Cost Saving Benefits of partnering with a Wholesale Food Supplier As a wholesale food supplier, we buy …

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Expiration Date Misconceptions & How to Reduce Food Waste

February 7, 2022
Ways to prevent food waste - expiration date misconception

One of the most effective ways to prevent food waste is to understand what expiration dates actually imply. Did you know that more than 80% of Americans throw away food because they misunderstand expiration dates? You can help do your part in breaking the food waste cycle by better understanding these food labels. Being in the distressed food market, we have a great understanding of food labeling regulations. We are here to help break down the labels and misconceptions regarding expiration dates. Understanding the Basics of Food Labels Best If Used By/ Before – This simply guarantees when a product …

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