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Afresh’s Work to Eliminate Food Waste

Afresh’s Work to Eliminate Food Waste

Here at Afresh, our mission to eliminate food waste and make fresh food accessible to all underlies every part of our work. By empowering produce managers to place perfect orders with our AI-powered recommendations, Afresh reduces shrink (the industry term for food waste) by an average of 25% and adds 2 days to post-sale shelf life.

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How to Prepare Fresh Departments for Winter Holidays

How to Prepare Fresh Departments for Winter Holidays

During key events like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, fresh department inventory and product movement can easily double or triple. Use these best practices to plan ahead and make life in retail fresh departments easier for you and your customers.

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Announcing Our New Community Partnership: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Announcing Our New Community Partnership: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Our mission is the foundation of everything we do and, as we continue to eliminate waste and increase fresh food access, we’ll complement that work by serving the communities we live and work in every day.

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4 Ways to Reduce Thanksgiving Food Waste

4 Ways to Reduce Thanksgiving Food Waste

As we approach Turkey Day, pick up our four tips on how to reduce Thanksgiving food waste.‍

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New to the Bunch: Katherine, Marketing Coordinator

New to the Bunch: Katherine, Marketing Coordinator

What does it mean to be part of a social impact company built for scale? Read on for Marketing Coordinator Katherine’s take on the journey that led her to Afresh and the road ahead.

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5 Reasons Your Supermarket Needs a Fresh Operating System

5 Reasons Your Supermarket Needs a Fresh Operating System

Fresh Operating Systems help grocery store fresh departments reduce shrink, minimize stockouts and eliminate food waste. Afresh is the first AI-driven, fresh-focused solution in grocery retail tech.

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3 Ways Afreshies Keep Apples from Going to Waste

3 Ways Afreshies Keep Apples from Going to Waste

Apples are a staple on the table for many families, so we asked Afreshies how they reduce their food waste footprint when it comes to America’s core fruit.

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New to the Bunch: Luke, Head of Customer Success

New to the Bunch: Luke, Head of Customer Success

The path that leads folks to Afresh is different for everyone. For Luke, a small moment in his everyday life took him on a journey of self-discovery and, eventually, to Afresh.

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Afresh Environmental Impact as of Q2 of 2021

Afresh Environmental Impact as of Q2 of 2021

Since first launching our Fresh Operating System in stores, we’ve helped grocery stores reduce food waste, avoid greenhouse gas emissions, and save water. See the numbers!

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How Fresh-first Tech Gives Customers Better Blueberries

How Fresh-first Tech Gives Customers Better Blueberries

Keeping fresh blueberries in stock isn’t as simple as it sounds. But when grocery stores are low, customers have no choice but to pick the freshest-looking container and hope for the best. This often leads to berries going bad before they can be eaten. There is a solution, and it’s better tech for fresh departments.

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Fresh is the Future: Sustainability and Profitability in Grocery with a Fresh Operating System

Fresh is the Future: Sustainability and Profitability in Grocery with a Fresh Operating System

Until now, grocery retailers haven't had the tech they need to truly win at fresh. With a Fresh Operating System, store teams can order better, reduce shrink, and improve sales.

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Fresh Food Facts: Avocados

Fresh Food Facts: Avocados

Avocados are a big deal—and they’re delicious! We pulled together a few facts about the famed “alligator pear” to celebrate National Guacamole Day!

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New to the Bunch: Jack, Solutions Architect

New to the Bunch: Jack, Solutions Architect

We’re featuring our freshest Afreshies and asking them why they joined! Jack is a Solutions Architect at Afresh who ensures our partners’ integrations go smoothly and sets them up for success. A big fan of both grocery stores and deep discussions about guacamole, Jack found Afresh a pear-fect place to make a big impact and an occasional bun...er...pun.

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Factors in Fresh: What Drives Customer Retention and Basket Size

Factors in Fresh: What Drives Customer Retention and Basket Size

We surveyed grocery shoppers to find out what matters when they’re buying fresh produce. The bottom line: Quality and sustainability are key.

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Moving Forward in Fresh: 2021 and Beyond

Moving Forward in Fresh: 2021 and Beyond

2020 was a year of highs and lows and fresh sales were no exception. Our 2021 Fresh Survey explains the impacts of COVID-19 on fresh departments in supermarkets and offers a few predictions for the future.

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Fresh Possibilities: Reduce Shrink without Risking Stockouts

Fresh Possibilities: Reduce Shrink without Risking Stockouts

Grocers struggle to reduce shrink and stockouts simultaneously. Afresh’s Fresh Operating Solution makes it happen, increasing perimeter sales in the process.

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The Problem of Food Waste

The Problem of Food Waste

“Finish your plate!” From the time we’re kids learning to use a fork, to when we’re young adults learning to make our own meals, we’re taught not to waste food. And why would we want to? Every black banana or bunch of greens that have wilted to mush is a visual representation wasted hard-earned time and money.

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The Challenge of Fresh

The Challenge of Fresh

Every day, people grow more conscious of the effects their consumer choices have on their personal and environmental health. We want to eat better and waste less; we want healthier, more affordable fresh food that nourishes our bodies and lasts long enough in our refrigerators to enjoy. We want the valuable time and money we spend in our grocery stores to yield the tastiest, most nutritious produce possible.

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