About Us

                    

Hi and welcome! We are Louise and Kari, co-founders of Martie. We started Martie to fight food waste and make good food more accessible. But, how did we get here?

Pre-Martie, we launched several good-for-you food brands with early success (yay!). Sadly, we also discovered firsthand the complexities of our food system. We saw the billions of pounds of perfectly good food that ends up rotting in landfills, due to operational inefficiencies. 

In the US, 30-40% of food goes to waste, even though most of it is perfectly safe to consume. And with over 38 million food insecure Americans, we thought to ourselves....hmmm, what if we solve one problem (food insecurity and accessibility) by solving another (unnecessary food waste)?

That's how we got here. With Martie, we’ve created a new business model, offering quality food at a great discount. We’re guided by the belief that we can help reduce unnecessary food waste and be a force for good in people’s lives–helping you to save money, and save the planet at the same time.

As moms, we like to infuse a little fun into everything we do. So, we decided to make shopping at Martie a pleasant and easy experience! Saving the planet doesn't have to feel like work or be boring - we've all got enough on our plates.

We mean it when we say, "it's good to have you here." Without Smartie shoppers like you, and our dedicated brand partners, we wouldn't be able to do our part. So, welcome!

Text us to say hi, or ask us any questions! 213-788-1204

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Our Core Values

Savings on all your cravings

Saving money and stocking people's pantries with perfectly good goods is what gets us going. We strive to find the best products at the best prices for our shoppers.

Chill on the landfill

Diverting food from the dumpsters is the other thing that gets us up in the morning. Our planet needs our help un-filling landfills with food that belongs somewhere else, like in your pantry.

Tip-top brands in everyone’s hands

Everyone should have access to foods made with the highest-quality ingredients. We deliver foods you love from brands you trust, and we'll never sell products with harmful ingredients. 

Our Ingredients

  • We are glass-half-full people
  • We are here for the planet
  • We are committed to changing the food system

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Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or read the latest news at The Circular - a library of quick reads on food waste, kitchen hacks and more stories on how Martie came to be.