Will Consumers Embrace Misfits?
Grocery chain Hy-Vee is banking on customers embracing “ugly” produce. The company recently launched its Misfits program, in which imperfect fruits and veggies are marketed as delicious, lower-cost options that help reduce food waste. These ugly fruits and vegetables are sold at an average of 30% less than more attractive produce. Hy-Vee’s program comes just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to cut food waste in half by 2030. GP