Expiration Date Misconceptions & How to Reduce Food Waste

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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 …

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Natural Choice Foods Is Celebrating 25 Years!

January 2022 marks our 25th anniversary! Since 1997, we have moved overstock and distressed inventory, giving secondary outlets and independent retailers the opportunity to buy from a discount grocery reseller with a variety of food products to give them a competitive advantage. In addition, we have also helped eliminate food waste by purchasing overstocked and …

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Press Release: New Headquarters Open to Support Growth

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As a national leader in overstock and closeout food buying and reselling, we’re thrilled to celebrate the opening of our new West Michigan facility. After nearly a year and a half of construction, the West Michigan-based company Natural Choice Foods has opened the doors to its new headquarters, including tripling the size of warehouse and …

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Food Waste?

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 …

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Recent Feature on WXMI Fox 17

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. MARNE, Mich. — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 81.4 billion pounds of food was wasted in 2017. It was about the same for 2020. “It’s a big problem,” said Brian Jones, COO of Natural Choice …

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Real-Time Product Traceability

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 …

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The Misconceptions About Overstock & Distressed Items in the Food Industry

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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. …

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

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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 …

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Addition and Expansion of USDA & FDA Certified Repack Facility

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In late 2019, we opened our USDA/FDA Certified Repack Facility.  This was another huge step toward offering even more solutions for the food manufacturers we buy from, and more options to the secondary market retailers we sell too. This was a multi-million dollar investment in facility upgrades, staff training, and compliance to achieve the certification …

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