Trader Joe’s reduces produce prices … and its impact on the environment
Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s is cutting prices in its stores’ produce departments.
According to the company’s latest podcast, titled “Produce,” the company’s ability to reduce its plastic packaging is not only better for the environment but also the wallets of its consumers. Produce Category Manager Jack Salamon was interviewed during the podcast by hosts Matt Sloan and Tara Miller and said that produce items such as potatoes, onions and apples can easily be sold as loose items, or items not bagged or bundled within plastic containers.
Salamon explained the company is seeking alternative packaging options for its produce products that can’t be sold without packaging, such as strawberries, to even further reduce its plastic waste. Alternative packaging options include thinner, biodegradable and compostable materials.
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