Is it really possible to buy healthy and nutritious foods for bargain prices without any strings attached? One new not-for-profit business has taken that idea to heart in order to benefit its customers.
Doug Rauch acted as president of the popular grocery chain Trader Joe’s for 14 years before he decided to tackle a new project. He came up with the idea for the Daily Table, a new grocery store that works with growers, distributors and manufacturers to provide great deals to customers.
So how is Daily Table able to sell vegetables for only a few cents each and cartons of eggs for less than a dollar? The store has a selection that combines foods that didn’t sell in other stores, foods that are close to their expiration date and affordable, ready-to-eat meals that have been created specifically for the store. The store’s mission is to try and combat issues like obesity that are spawned from issues with who struggle with food costs and tend to gravitate toward cheaper, less healthy fast food options.
“Our meals are priced to compete with fast food options, making it easier for families to eat healthier within their means,” a statement on the store’s website says. “Working together we can help reduce both the effects of poor eating habits caused by challenging economics, and the impact that wasted food and its precious resources has on our environment.”
Plans are currently in the works to open more Daily Table stores in Boston and across the country. You can find out more about the store and its mission at the company’s official website.