There’s a supermarket in Dorchester, Massachusetts where you find crates filled with carrots and squash just like in any supermarket. But unlike most supermarkets, they have this line refrigerator that showcase precooked bean soups and pastas. You also find a kitchen, enclosed in a 7’ glass window with busy chefs chopping and cooking fresh meal.
Welcome to Daily Table, the very first not-for profit grocery store in the US founded by Traders Joe’s former president, Doug Rauch.
In an interview with the Boston Globe, Rauch said that “Our job at Daily Table is to provide healthy meals that are no more expensive than what people are already buying,” He also added…“We’re trying to reach a segment of the population that is hard to reach. It’s the working poor who are out buying food, but who can’t afford the food they should be eating.”
What is remarkable about Daily Table is that the prices of most items are very much affordable – You can find loads of items that sells under $1. “The store can offer lower prices because it sources surplus foods or goods nearing their “sell-by” dates from farmers, supermarkets, manufacturers, and food distributors, who would rather donate or sell their products at steep discounts than toss them in the trash.” Said Boston Globe correspondent, Taryn Luna.
But this is not the only positive thing about Daily Table. According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the US is currently wasting an estimated 133 billion pounds of food each year. And this move by Rauch definitely supports the effort to beat down food waste that is produced by the country. A classic “two birds with one stone “answer to food security and food waste.
Take a look at the prices they have at Daily table… really, really cheap!
Dozen eggs for just $1.19
Uncooked ziti for just $.50
8 ounce cheddar (sharp) sells for only $1.99
A 5 ounce can of tuna is only $.50
Daily Table opened in June of 2015 and more stores will be opening soon.
For the complete story, please visit: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/05/21/nonprofit-daily-table-grocery-store-set-open-dorchester/CBzBHC1RsEOVCSgOFa0p9O/story.html