Month: March 2016

This trendy salad bar’s design secrets keep customers coming back for more

March 21, 2016 | Written by
Category: Brands, News, Nutrition

There is a Sweetgreen — the fast casual salad chain that people stand in lines for like it’s a new iPhone — about 10 blocks north of the Tech Insider office. It always seemed like a land of mythical salads; too far for a quick lunch, but all my friends said it was delicious.

Then in December, one opened up two blocks away. There’s a line out the door all the time, which we obviously skip through use of the Sweetgreen app. And lo, it is good: vibrant lettuce, tangy dressing, surprisingly robust cheese crumbles. read full article

New report tackles food waste in America

March 11, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food Waste, News

Food waste costs the United States $218 billion a year, according to a report presented at Stanford University.

The report, released this week by a coalition of nonprofits, businesses and government officials called Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED), quantifies the amount the country spends growing, manufacturing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten. Overall, Americans waste up to 40 percent of their food, and the goal of the report is to reduce that by 20 percent within a decade, in line with Obama Administration goals. read full article