Martie delivers shelf-stable groceries and household items right to your doorstep for up to 70% less than you'd pay at your grocery store. How? By saving great food from going to waste!
The Issue of Food Waste
Nearly 40% of the food supply in the United States is wasted, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a staggering 108 billion pounds of perfectly good food that can be saved and redistributed annually. People lose out, but the planet suffers, too. Wasted food means wasted land, water, labor, packaging and fuel, not to mention food dumped in landfills produces harmful greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions.
How does perfectly good food end up going uneaten? Well, it usually has nothing to do with the quality or freshness of the food itself. At Martie, we focus on pantry staples, also known as shelf-stable food items, which have a few common reasons for getting tossed:
Otherwise known as excess inventory: more than what’s possible to sell in a timely manner through traditional stores and a result of canceled orders, basically—an overly ambitious strategy gone awry.
Rebranding, new certification and a change of information on the label are reasons brands pull perfectly good goods off the shelf. (Or in the case of our can of olive oil, packaging mistakes can happen, too!)
Products that are meant to serve a specific holiday or season for a short time only fall into this category. Let’s face it — candy canes are really only fun for one month, but they’re delicious for twelve.
How are these prices possible?
Martie works with top brands and producers to shop their ever-changing supply of surplus pantry goods so you can get them at consistently discounted prices whenever you want (without a subscription). We look for foods we think you’d like (in other words, we shop for ourselves), that are made with ingredients we trust and would serve to our own families. After that, we sell them to you online at up to 70% off retail, pack them up in a cute green and brown box and deliver them right to your door.
Based in sunny California, we are a small team, with big ideas. Come on in, and see what deals are in store!
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