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Non-Food Waste Sustainability Efforts

September 1, 2021
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Natural Choice Foods has partnered with West-Michigan based recycling company, Padnos. Their company makes it easy to recycle nonferrous metals, plastics, papers, and electronic scrap, all of which we produce in our office spaces and warehouse. Our team thought, if our overall mission is to take steps towards saving the environment, why haven’t we expanded our efforts beyond food waste? So, that’s exactly what we did.   We’re dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to scrapping all waste, including non-food waste. Any and all paper, plastic, cardboard and metal we use is now being sent to Padnos where it will be …

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Our New West Michigan Headquarters

August 24, 2021

We are excited to announce that construction for our new headquarters is complete! This has been a major step that began as a conversation about growth and our future ten years ago. Over the past 17 months, a period of time that has been universally difficult for most, the team has worked day in and day out to make this move a reality. Throughout the month of August we will be making the move from Comstock Park to Marne where our new facility is located and the new space will allow for continued growth and expansion for years to come! …

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Sustainability Efforts Continue. Zero Waste is Our Goal

July 20, 2021

Food Waste to Energy & Animal Nutrition To further our sustainability efforts, we’re working with Perfect Circle Recycling to turn any food waste we may have into energy and animal feed. We now have access to technology that allows us to dispose of food-related products before undergoing an anaerobic process that breaks it down into compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuel and more. This same technology allows us to turn any excess waste into animal feed, which aids local farmers. Scrapping the “Other Stuff” Not only are we finding new ways to diminish food waste, but we’re also prioritizing sustainable ways …

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Food Waste?

May 27, 2021

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has had a significant effect on many aspects of our lives. No large gatherings, social distancing requirements, and shortages of toilet paper to name a few. However, as we return to “normal” life, it’s important to also consider the ways the pandemic impacted our food system. The Problem Food waste is not a new issue-you can learn more about it in one of our recent blog posts. Around 40% of the food we grow is never eaten, but the past year has resulted in a drastic increase in food waste. As restaurants, schools, and hotels …

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Recent Feature on WXMI Fox 17

May 13, 2021
Natural Choice Foods Featured on WXMI Fox17 about Food Waste & Food Insecurity

We were recently featured on WXMI Fox17 talking about Food Waste, and what a big issue it is.

Real-Time Product Traceability

April 26, 2021

When buying and selling overstock food, safety should be a top priority. In the case of a recall or an audit, it’s important to know the exact location of any food item. That’s why Natural Choice Foods has made significant investments in technology and training, allowing us to provide real-time traceability on any single product that enters or leaves our facility. We never leave anyone guessing.  Visibility Our tracking capabilities provide increased visibility over multiple levels of our business processes. Our technology traces all food items entering and leaving our facility, allowing us to analyze productivity throughout the numerous levels …

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Company Growth & Expansion for 2021

March 25, 2021
Natural Choice Foods Company Expansion 2021

2020 saw many disruptions to businesses, including those we serve in the food manufacturing and grocery industries. Still, there were also many new developments and pivots in effective ways to repackage restaurant food items for retail sale and more. We’re proud to be a part of a continuously improving and evolving industry. Growth & Expansion of Headquarters Over the last few years, Natural Choice Foods has grown to buy and sell overstock food items across most of the USA. This includes serving over 1,000 secondary outlet stores in 35 states. Since we purchase (we buy, not broker) food items and …

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Don’t Dump It! Helping Food Companies Avoid Food Waste

February 25, 2021
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Food waste may not be a topic that crosses the mind of an average person in their day-to-day life. Being involved in the food industry requires Natural Choice Foods to take food waste into consideration. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in our country, food waste is estimated to be around 30-40% of the food supply, which equals about 133 billion pounds of food! Not only is it wasteful, but it’s harmful to the environment. The improper decomposition of food in landfills makes up almost 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Our Commitment to Sell or Donate …

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The Misconceptions About Overstock & Distressed Items in the Food Industry

January 5, 2021
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Food waste is an unfortunate part of the food industry in the United States. According to the USDA, food waste is estimated to be between 30-40 percent of the food supply in this country. A misconception that contributes to this statistic, is the superficial perception we tend to have on “imperfect”, overstock or distressed foods. However, Natural Choice Foods is dedicated to reducing unnecessary food waste through our commitment to bundle buy overstock and distressed food items and resell them safely in other channels. Our Role in the Overstock Industry As overstock food buyers, many assume that we are “junk …

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How Small Grocery Stores Are Surviving Today in a “New Normal”

September 23, 2020
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Secondary retailers and small grocery stores have always been an accessible, convenient option for their local community rather than trying to provide a huge selection of products that appeal to the masses. “In our increasingly diverse nation, regional stores can offer a hyper-tailored selection that includes niche products and produce, giving a taste-of-home feel that can’t be paralleled in a big box’s global aisle intended to appeal to people from around the world.” — Keith Daniels, author at Progressive Grocer. While many may say that the younger generation prefers customizable and personalized experiences, most consumers shopping these stores prefer the …

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