Good Shopping – Yoimise http://yoimise.info/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:13:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://yoimise.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Good Shopping – Yoimise http://yoimise.info/ 32 32 How to buy a decent towel https://yoimise.info/how-to-buy-a-decent-towel/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/how-to-buy-a-decent-towel/ Placeholder while loading article actions Buying new bath towels seems pretty simple: figure out the size and quantity you need, pick your color(s), then go to your favorite store and pick the ones you like best, right? ? Well, maybe. If you’re lucky, the towels will be soft, absorbent and durable. But they could also […]]]>
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Buying new bath towels seems pretty simple: figure out the size and quantity you need, pick your color(s), then go to your favorite store and pick the ones you like best, right? ? Well, maybe. If you’re lucky, the towels will be soft, absorbent and durable. But they could also wrinkle, shred, and start degrading within a few months.

The problem most consumers face when buying towels is the lack of information on labels and packaging, which makes it difficult to know exactly what you are getting. “Industry brands have done a good job of obfuscating the facts, offering few details,” says Jimmy MacDonald, co-founder of Authenticity50, which offers cotton homeware.

“If you were buying a car, you could research features online, such as a rear view camera,” says home economist Joseph Marini of lifestyle website At Home with Joseph. “It’s hard to find bath towels. Just because a towel looks good or has a celebrity’s name on it doesn’t always mean quality.

MacDonald compares napkins to cooking: You can’t make a good napkin with bad ingredients.

The key component is cotton. It dictates softness, durability and absorbency. But not all cottons are created equal. Ideally, you want a towel woven from what’s known as long-staple or extra-long staple cotton, which you should be able to find in the towel’s description or specifications. This is because as the length of the fiber – or the length of the individual fibers used – increases, the soft, silky feel of the cotton also increases. Through the spinning and weaving process, a longer length results in a smoother surface with fewer exposed fiber ends. Items made with long-staple cotton are also more durable.

How to keep towels soft and fluffy

Marini says you also need to consider where the cotton is grown and harvested. Cotton grown in the United States with extra-long staples (called “Supima”) is comparable to Egyptian or Turkish cotton. Experts agree that all three are good options if the towel contains 100% of the product. You want to avoid any type of cotton-polyester blend, which is prone to shredding or shrinking and feels rough on the skin. Here are some other things to consider when shopping.

Lester. Towels are rated on a grams per square meter (GSM) scale. Heavier, more expensive or better quality towels have a higher GSM than cheaper towels which tend to fall apart more easily. Generally, the more loops woven into a towel, the higher the GSM. The lightest towels are 300-400 GSM. A decent quality, average weight towel will run between 400 and 600 GSM. The one that is 700-900 GSM will be soft, fluffy and heavy. The higher the GSM, the thicker the towel, and thicker towels are more absorbent, says Mark Feldman, general manager and director of home merchandising for Riverbend Home, an online retailer.

Use. Interior designer Dawn Cook, co-owner of BLDC Design in Ohio, says to think about where towels will be stored and who will use them. Do you store them in a cabinet or on a towel rack for display? Will they be used by family, on pets, or by guests only? Do you want to keep them for years or are you buying them for your kids going to college? “You might want to splurge on a set that looks nice and you avoid family rotation,” she says.

Dimensions. Although towels come in standard sizes, there is little to no regulation regarding their measurements. And even within the same company, each line of towels can have different sizes. Typically, a washcloth measures 12 by 12 inches, a hand towel measures 16 by 30 inches, and a bath towel measures about 27 by 52 inches, Feldman says. “The bigger manufacturers stick to the standard and maybe give you a little more, while other retailers can cheat on the sizing to bring the price down.” So it pays to check the size before buying, especially if you want to make sure the towel will cover your head or body. Those with a larger frame may want to switch from a bath towel to a bath sheet (35 by 60 inches to 40 by 70) for sufficient coverage.

Features. Marini says the hardest part of buying towels is doing your homework. Find a brand and go to the company’s website. “Look for the towel to see where they source the cotton,” he says. “If the company isn’t as reputable, you may have to dig to find the information. If someone is proud of their briefcase, they will put the information on the front page. You also want to note the GSM, build, and size.

In a perfect world, you’d find something like this: bath towels are generously sized at 27 inches by 54 inches. Each towel is hand spun, 700gsm, long staple, 100% Supima cotton.

Whatever the circumstances, don’t choose a towel based on how it feels in the store. Many manufacturers use a chemical finish, so the towel feels soft on first touch. However, this feeling may disappear after about five washes.

Marini says it’s best to have a plan when shopping. Write down what you need, whether it’s washcloths, hand towels, bath towels or bath sheets. Most salespeople should be knowledgeable. Ask, “‘What is the best quality, not the most expensive, towel for my face?’ he says. Cook suggests shopping at reputable retailers and buying from a known source, so you can get the same towel again in the future.

As with many other items, cotton prices have skyrocketed, MacDonald says. While a 100% cotton towel is always the best buy, expect to pay extra for high-end ones. Marini says a 100% cotton bath towel with a high GSM starts at around $70; a medium quality one costs around $29 to $50. But good towels should last up to 10 years. Invest in quality for parts you will use often and select mid-quality options for others. “It might be worth comparing towels in store, then going home, researching and waiting for a sale, so when it comes, you’re ready to buy,” Marini says. And if someone says they’ll sell you a 900 gsm towel for $9.99 — buyer beware, says Feldman.

Finally, be aware that towels are an investment, so take care of them. Wash towels at least once a week. Do not use fabric softener or bleach, which will damage the fibres, and tumble dry on low heat.

Denver-based writer Laura Daily specializes in consumer advocacy and travel strategy. Find it on dailywriter.net.

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Save on gifts, tech, home and more https://yoimise.info/save-on-gifts-tech-home-and-more/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 20:56:37 +0000 https://yoimise.info/save-on-gifts-tech-home-and-more/ — Recommendations are independently chosen by the editors of Reviewed. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Looking for a Father’s Day gift that will impress even the hardest-to-buy dads? You have come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all the best Father’s Day 2022 deals to help you find […]]]>

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Looking for a Father’s Day gift that will impress even the hardest-to-buy dads? You have come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all the best Father’s Day 2022 deals to help you find the perfect pop gift at a bargain price.

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We’ve been bargain-hunting at Amazon, Macy’s, Nordstrom and more and the deals are totally dad-worthy. Whether you’re looking for smart tech and shaving accessories or shoes and summer essentials, we’ve got all your Dads Day shopping needs.

Ready to shop? U.S. too. Keep scrolling to find the best Father’s Day 2022 deals that any dad is sure to love.

The 10 best deals for Father’s Day 2022

  1. Eddie Bauer TrailCool Short Sleeve Tee at Eddie Bauer for $19.99 with coupon code KAYAK50 (save $30.01)
  2. The Beard Club Starter Kit for $48 at Beard Club with coupon code DAD (save $24)
  3. lululemon City Sweat Jogger at lululemon from $59 (save $29 – $59)
  4. Men’s Nike Metcon 6 Training Shoes at Nike for $64.97 (Save $65.03)
  5. JBL Flip 5 portable speaker at Amazon for $99.95 (save $30)
  6. Michael Kors Mens Hudson Logo Stripe Billfold Wallet at Michael Kors for $103.50 (Save $34.50)
  7. Apple AirPods Pro on Amazon for $179.99 (save $69.01)
  8. Le Creuset Signature Round 5.25-Quart Deep Dutch Oven at Sur La Table for $249.96 (Save $129.99)
  9. Saatva Classic 11.5″ Queen Mattress at Saatva for $1,495 (save $200)
  10. LG’s 65-inch OLED C1 Series Alexa Built-in 4K Smart TV at Amazon for $1,549 (save $950.99)

2022 Father’s Day Tech Sales

Amazon: Whether you’re looking to splurge on a new TV or replace your dad’s old headphones, Amazon is the place to shop. The retail giant is offering massive discounts across all categories, including great deals on Apple AirPods Pro and our favorite smart TV.

Best buy: For a great selection of TVs, tablets and other tech essentials, look no further than Best Buy. Shop the retailer’s markdowns and daily deals for the best prices on new gadgets.

HP: Give Dad a new PC by shopping the best deals available today from HP. Browse the weekly deals section to save on laptops, desktops, monitors and more.

Samsung: Head to Samsung for deep discounts on the latest tablets, Galaxy smartphones and bespoke fridges.

Target: Save up to 70% on Apple gadgets and enjoy deep discounts on men’s clothing and select home and kitchen appliances.

Walmart: Save big on headphones, TVs, tablets and more, and shop select tech freebies from just $10 right now.

Father’s Day Clothing Sales 2022

American Eagle: Help dad perfect his summer wardrobe by shopping up to 40% off shorts at American Eagle now.

Banana Republic Factory: Want to give dad a wardrobe refresh? Visit Banana Republic Factory today and save up to 50% sitewide.

Bombs: Looking for a good gift for Father’s Day? Give dad a pair of socks he’ll love and use the promo code USAT20 at checkout to get 20% off your first order.

Carhartt: Although summer is right around the corner, it’s a great time to stock up on budget winter gear. Shop Carhartt’s new clearance section for incredible savings on gloves, hats, vests, jackets and more.

Bus exit: Save up to 70% on fashionable dad bags now at Coach Outlet. Just be sure to place your Father’s Day orders by Sunday June 12 for delivery before Father’s Day.

JCPenney: Save up to 60% on men’s shoes, apparel and more now.

lululemon: lululemon’s We Made Too Much section features tons of the brand’s signature joggers, sweatpants and more.

Macy: Save up to 60% on clothing, homewares, kitchen gadgets and more and enjoy savings of up to 70% on select clearance items.

Michael Kors: For style-conscious dads, Michael Kors is offering up to 25% off menswear. Shop awesome discounts on messenger bags, backpacks and wallets.

Nike: Save up to 40% on sneakers, sportswear and more by browsing the sports retailer’s sale section today.

Nordstrom: Shop huge price reductions on men’s shirts, shorts, shoes and swimwear in the Nordstrom sale section.

Urban Outfitters: Want to add new dresses and denim to your wardrobe? Head over to Urban Outfitters now to save up to 50% on select items.

Father’s Day home and kitchen sales 2022

Ashley Furniture: Help Dad spruce up his interiors by shopping Ashley Furniture’s massive Memorial Day sale now. Save thousands of dollars on customer-favorite sectionals, dining tables, patio sets and more.

Lawyer: Shop Eco-Friendly Sleepers At Avocado And Save 10% Sitewide, Including Up To $800 On Select Mattresses, With A Coupon Code SAVE10.

Bed bath and beyond: Help turn dad’s backyard into a relaxing summer retreat by shopping outdoor furniture for up to 40% off now.

Brooklyn bedding: For dads on the go, there’s no better Father’s Day gift than a little extra rest. Help them catch up on their zzz’s by shopping Brooklyn Bedding’s 25% off sale for huge markdowns on mattresses, bedding, pillows and more.

Butcher box: Subscribe to this popular meat delivery service and get seven pounds of meat for free with your first delivery.

To break : Enjoy Dream Discounts During The Casper Memorial Day Sale Across Tuesday, June 7. Save up to $800 on customer favorite mattresses and enjoy discounts of up to 20% on select sleep sets.

HSN: Save big on clearance items or enter coupon code HELLO10 at checkout to get $10 off your very first purchase.

Leesa: For a bed that your father and bank account will love it, head to Leesa and save up to $700 on mattresses (and get two free pillows) via Tuesday, June 7.

Lowes: For dads who love DIY projects, Lowe’s is the place to shop. Shop discounts on lawn and garden products, storage solutions, appliances, tools and more.

Satva: If you want to splurge this Father’s Day 2022, you can grab a luxury mattress from Saatva for up to $450 off right now.

Is used to : Find your ideal mattress now at Serta. Save up to $1,000 on select mattresses and adjustable foundation sets with tuesday june 14.

On the table : If your pop loves to cook, Sur La Table has a sale you can’t miss. Save up to 60% on select skillets and up to 50% on pots, pans and other kitchen essentials in the retailer’s frequently updated clearance section.

Father’s Day Lifestyle Sale 2022

Sports + Outdoor Academy: Shop the sale section to save up to 50% on clothing, outdoor gear, exercise gear and more.

Soft: Shopping for a pet father? Chewy has great deals on dog and cat toys, treats and more.

Eddie Bauer: Outdoor-loving dads will love unwrapping a Father’s Day gift from Eddie Bauer. Shop Selected Shorts From $29.99 And Get An Extra 50% Off Clearance Items With Coupon Code KAYAK50.

Stove alone: We love Solo Stove fire pits, and right now you can grab one for up to 45% off during the extended Memorial Day sale.

The Beard Club: For dads who are serious about their mustaches, The Beard Club is offering an additional 20% off grooming kits and subscriptions when you enter the promo code. FATHER at the register.

When is Father’s Day 2022?

Father’s Day 2022 will be celebrated on Sunday June 19. Every year, Father’s Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday in June.

What are the best deals for Father’s Day 2022?

Some of the best Father’s Day 2022 deals we’ve seen are in electronics and apparel. Whether your dad enjoys fishing, golfing, or spending time tending to his garden, some reliable new technology could surely make his day-to-day activities a little easier. We’ve found amazing discounts on headphones, tablets, smart home gadgets and more at Best Buy and Walmart. In the meantime, if you want to help dad in the style department, look to Nordstrom and Macy’s for stellar sales.

How long are Father’s Day 2022 deals?

Father’s Day deals usually last through the holidays themselves (Sunday June 19), with some sales continuing into next week. Many of our favorite retailers are already offering Dads Day discounts, including Nordstrom, Best Buy and Michael Kors. We saw the first Father’s Day deals drop earlier this month and expect to see even more sales in the weeks to come. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently to be the first to hear about the latest Father’s Day markdowns.

Where should I buy Father’s Day 2022 deals?

When it comes to shopping for Father’s Day deals, Amazon may be your best bet. The retailer offers a huge selection of products and also has some of the best prices on the web.

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Find your first home in East Montgomery’s Wynbrook https://yoimise.info/find-your-first-home-in-east-montgomerys-wynbrook/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:26:23 +0000 https://yoimise.info/find-your-first-home-in-east-montgomerys-wynbrook/ Wynbrook offers starter homes for families looking for a quiet neighborhood close to all East Montgomery amenities. A newly for sale home on Sweet Meadow Drive is ready to move into. The house has a newer roof and HVAC system. Construction at Wynbrook began in the mid-1990s and continued into 2002, estate agent Ryan Beesley […]]]>

Wynbrook offers starter homes for families looking for a quiet neighborhood close to all East Montgomery amenities.

A newly for sale home on Sweet Meadow Drive is ready to move into. The house has a newer roof and HVAC system.

Construction at Wynbrook began in the mid-1990s and continued into 2002, estate agent Ryan Beesley said.

“Wynbrook is a very stable, stable neighborhood with single-family homes,” Beesley said. “Wynbrook is well maintained with lots of families or first time buyers. You often see residents walking or children riding bikes around the neighborhood. Pride of ownership is evident at Wynbrook.

Wynbrook is located several blocks north of Wares Ferry Road near North Burbank Drive. The location puts residents within five minutes of bustling churches, public and private schools, numerous shops and restaurants, as well as Faulkner University and Auburn University in Montgomery.

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Prepare for controversial Memorial Day barbecues – Trade Observer https://yoimise.info/prepare-for-controversial-memorial-day-barbecues-trade-observer/ Sun, 29 May 2022 13:00:12 +0000 https://yoimise.info/prepare-for-controversial-memorial-day-barbecues-trade-observer/ By the time you are done reading this newsletter you should run to Stop & Shop and pick up dogs, burgers, mustard, relish and any other necessary equipment missing from your pantry because, in case you forgot, tomorrow is Memorial Day. Unfortunately, he feels that political confrontation will not be avoided at this year’s barbecue. […]]]>

By the time you are done reading this newsletter you should run to Stop & Shop and pick up dogs, burgers, mustard, relish and any other necessary equipment missing from your pantry because, in case you forgot, tomorrow is Memorial Day.

Unfortunately, he feels that political confrontation will not be avoided at this year’s barbecue. Beyond the heartbreaking shootings in Buffalo, NY, and Uvalde, Texas, Americans are still reeling from the leak of the Supreme Court’s stunning draft opinion Roe vs. Wade. Those in real estate who think they can sit on the sidelines quietly consuming frankfurters are probably wrong.

In a job market where employers have serious problems attracting and retaining talent, site selection is going to matter a lot more to companies than ever before. And that means local, state and federal issues matter more than ever to real estate professionals.

“Basically, nobody wants to touch it, but everyone has to,” Alison Taylor, executive director of ethical systems at New York University’s Stern School of Business, told Commercial Observer. about the post-Roe vs. Wade surroundings. Internal debates are already raging in companies, even if they have not yet burst into the media.

“There’s a concern about Sun Belt states that have done so well that you can’t take economic development success for granted,” said John Boyd, director of The Boyd Company, a national site-selection firm. . “There are legitimate fears that it could eliminate a city in Texas or place a rival location above it.”

It’s just business

Some might disagree. There are many people in real estate who see a good site as always a good site, no matter what state policy, or who or what is involved.

For example, some might have thought that the Florida developer’s reputation David Martin of Terra – which was building the condominium next to Champlain Towers South when it collapsed last year, killing 98 people – could have suffered when part of the blame for the collapse was blamed on Terra. (Terra denies any wrongdoing, but she nevertheless agreed to participate in a $1 billion settlement with survivors of the Champlain Towers.)

In fact, not so much. Martin remains one of South Florida’s largest and most sought-after developers. Terra just landed a $141 million loan to build a 1.8-acre mixed-use development in the Bay Harbor Islands; he unveiled plans for a 709-unit project called Upland Park; and next year it will open the 402-unit Grove Central.

CO contacted dozens of real estate professionals for our Martin story, all of whom declined to comment on the matter because, as one publicist put it, “They may want to make deals with Terra at the coming.”

Heck, a lot of people in real estate don’t believe there will be any lingering doubts about the Champlain Towers site itself. Dubai-based developer Damac Properties paid $120 million for the 1.9 acre lot last week.

But whether the developers or sites are politically or socially radioactive, Florida state officials seem to take security issues seriously. Last week they law passed unanimously calling for more frequent safety inspections and demanding that condo boards hold more money in reserve for needed repairs. (It still needs the governor’s signature before it becomes law.)

And it’s not like Florida’s pace of development is slowing down. Just this week, Stephen Ross of Related Companies announced that he purchase of the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach (from where the Beatles made their second appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964) and enlisted the services of architect Frank Gehry to be in charge of the redesign.

Also, the development of Two Roads was destroyed $150 million to buy out Biscayne 21 residentsa 191-unit condo at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive facing Biscayne Bay, which the company plans to turn into an “ultra-luxury” residential development.

Back to normal? (Kind of)

For the first time since the pandemic hit, we heard the acronym “ICSC” along with the words “Are you okay?” »

Yes, ICSC was back! (Although instead of the International Council of Shopping Centers it is now officially called… Innovative commerce at the service of communities? Uh, OK.) And CO was on the ground.

Co-hosted CO an event at Zone 15, Fisher Bros.’ a gargantuan 120,000 square foot “immersive bazaar” as its owners call it, which featured mall offerings such as the “House of Eternal Return” (described as a “multidimensional mystery house”); virtual golf; ax throwing; food and drink; and a “2,000 square foot bamboo volcano”. (You might have to go to Vegas to get a full look at this one. But there are some cute party pics in this slideshow.)

And it was good to be back in the Vegas ICSC swing. There was the normal stalls and breakfasts. There was a lot to discuss: convergence of retail and laborfor example. ESG and retail was on the minds of many. And there were even optimism in the air on the state of retail.

Of course, retail is still a raw subject for many people. There is always lots of bustling malls. Even the biggest of the big retailers no longer offers sunny, thoughtless bromides. Earlier this month, CO talked to Ronald Dickerman, head of Madison International Realty, which made headlines a few years ago with its purchase of the Forest City retail portfolio. While he was always bullish on the right kind of retail, he was a bit more measured on retail in general.

“We don’t invest so much in New York as we invest in new asset classes in the United States and Europe,” Dickerman told CO.

Madison isn’t the only one to stay level-headed and realistic. Vornado, one of the nation’s largest retail owners, finally cut the cord on his Lincoln Center mall on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach for $35 million less than he paid for the property in 2012, after defaulting on an $83 million loan last year.

Looking north

It should be noted that commercial leases take place in New York!

For example, Capital Grid is taking up a whopping 15,000 square feet for a new steakhouse that will open in 2023 at 200 Park Avenue. Black Seed Bagels and Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee also announced leases in the building above Grand Central Terminal owned by Tishman Speyer and Irvine Company.

Open Squash, the city’s only public non-profit squash club, is taking up 21,432 square feet at 100 Pearl Street in the Financial District.

And the money men and women still see a future for good deals: Midtown Equities, Centaur Properties and Cipriani SA landed $100 million refinancing for Casa Cipriani, a luxury hotel and members club in Lower Manhattan. Additionally, Maverick Real Estate Partners sees security in the 110 million dollar note that the Chetrit family has on their planned 323-key hotel at 255 West 34th Street, which they picked up (with a “slight discount”) from Arbor Commercial Mortgage.

But New York is not just about retail. There were also office leases; Berkeley Research Group renewed his lease at 810 Seventh Avenue of SL Green Realty. (It was a pretty good week for SL Green; the REIT won a $185 million arbitration from HNA Group on the management of 245 Park Avenue.) Consumer Reports Nonprofit Research Point took a lease of 8,189 square feet at 675 Third Avenue of the Durst organization. And Connecticut-based investment firm Eldridge took 37,150 square feet at the GM building.

On that note…

You know who’s having a good Memorial Day? Adam Neumann.

This week, we learned that the WeWork founder and his partners made a profit of $70 million on the sale of a 662-unit multi-family development in Norwalk, Conn., which they bought for $226 million two years ago.

Happy Remembrance Day!

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Misfits Market 2022 review: Online grocery shopping https://yoimise.info/misfits-market-2022-review-online-grocery-shopping/ Fri, 27 May 2022 12:58:48 +0000 https://yoimise.info/misfits-market-2022-review-online-grocery-shopping/ We include products that we believe will be useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here is our process. Misfits Market offers a delivery service of affordable, organic and sustainably sourced products. People can also choose from meat, seafood, dairy, and bakery options. Delivery […]]]>

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Misfits Market offers a delivery service of affordable, organic and sustainably sourced products. People can also choose from meat, seafood, dairy, and bakery options. Delivery is available weekly.

This article takes a closer look at Misfits Market and shows how it differs from other companies.

Misfits Market is an online grocery store that delivers organic produce. The company claims that its products are up to 40% cheaper than those in grocery stores.

He works alongside farmers and delivers food directly to their homes. The service helps reduce food waste by offering fruits and vegetables that people may not find in their local supermarket.

Joining Misfits Market is free and a person can choose from over 500 products including meat, seafood, and dairy.

Misfits Market uses environmentally friendly packaging and can also provide individuals with compostable shells, ice packs and protective dividers.

Below we take a look at some of the pros and cons of Misfits Market.

Most products at Misfits Market are certified organic, so the service may be a good option for those who eat organic foods.

The company also offers items for those following a gluten-free, keto, vegan, or paleo diet.

He says his services are affordable and may be suitable for those who want to try sustainable brands that they might not find in a typical grocery store.

Misfits Market’s services can also be useful for people who live in a “food desert” area. According to a article 2019this term refers to people living in areas where access to supermarkets or fresh food is limited.

A person can choose from a number of categories when visiting the Misfits Market online store, including:

  • meat and seafood
  • deli
  • pantry
  • pastry shop
  • Household
  • pet

Individuals can also choose from a number of different organic fruits and vegetables, such as:

  • Red beets
  • orange carrots
  • green beans
  • Honeycrisp apples
  • kale
  • cherry tomatoes
  • mini seedless cucumbers

The company states that it also offers free-range, grass-fed, non-GMO chickens.

Misfits Market price range is $3 to $10. However, a $30 a minimum order is required to finalize a purchase.

Misfits Market delivers orders any day of the week, and shipping starts from $6.99 by order. The company also provides order tracking information via email.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) ​​gives the company 1.24 out of 5 stars, based on 132 customer reviews. Most reviews mention shipping delays and difficulty contacting the Misfits Market customer support team.

However, some reviewers applaud the variety of organic products offered by the company.

Trustpilot gives Misfits Market 3.5 stars out of 5, based on 478 reviews. Positive reviews mention the affordable price of the products and flexible delivery dates. Less favorable reviews focus on customer service difficulties and product quality.

Other companies that offer similar services include:

  • Farmbox Direct: This fruit and vegetable delivery company operates throughout the Americas. It requires individuals to choose farm boxes, which come in different sizes and types. Prices start at approx. $40.
  • hungry harvest: This company offers product boxes from $15. They are available in different sizes and customers have the option of choosing organic products. Hungry Harvest also works with public schools and community centers to help people save money.
  • The FruitGuys: Customers can order organic fruits, vegetables and snacks to be delivered to businesses, individuals and families. Delivery takes place Monday through Friday, and a person can choose their preferred delivery frequency.

Learn more about the best product delivery services.

Those interested in using a product delivery service can use the table below to see how Misfits Market compares to other companies:

Misfits Market does not offer a subscription option, but it requires people to spend a minimum of $30 to place their order.

A person can create a free account online, and they should then see their 3-day purchase window assigned to them. Individuals can add items to their cart and update items at any time until the shopping window closes.

Once the window closes, the company will process and ship the order within 2-3 days.

Below are some common questions regarding Misfits Market.

Is Misfits Market good value for money?

The company claims that its products are less expensive than grocery items.

However, individuals may wish to verify this by checking reviews and reviews from reliable, independent sources, such as the BBB and Trustpilot.

Where does Misfits Market food come from?

Misfits Market works with partner farms. He buys products that stores wouldn’t take, either because of oversupply or because they’re approaching their best-before dates.

Most products are organic and non-GMO.

The company does not stock organic meats, but provides information about the farms and the practices they use to source animal products.

Where does Misfits Market ship from?

Misfits Market purchases items directly from farms across the United States, so shipping locations vary.

Misfits Market offers products that it says are up to 40% cheaper than groceries. These include fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood, among other products, some of which are organic.

Prices may vary depending on the products a person adds to their cart within their 3-day shopping window. Once this window is closed, as long as the cart totals the minimum spend of $30, the company will process and ship the order within 2-3 days.

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Shop These 10 Trendy Dinner Bowls Right Now https://yoimise.info/shop-these-10-trendy-dinner-bowls-right-now/ Wed, 25 May 2022 20:28:09 +0000 https://yoimise.info/shop-these-10-trendy-dinner-bowls-right-now/ — Recommendations are independently chosen by the editors of Reviewed. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Move over to the plates, there’s a new dish in town: dinner bowls. Dinner bowls, low bowls or “blates” are the latest dinnerware trend of 2022. With wide bottoms and one to two inch […]]]>

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Move over to the plates, there’s a new dish in town: dinner bowls.

Dinner bowls, low bowls or “blates” are the latest dinnerware trend of 2022. With wide bottoms and one to two inch high sides, dinner bowls are an ideal dish for serving meals like sturdy grain bowls, delicious pasta, and creamy noodles. scrambled eggs.

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There’s a bowl for every kitchen, whether you prefer a shiny polished finish or a rustic matte finish. Here are 10 dinner bowls to serve at your next meal.

1. Luna dinner bowls

These black bowls offer dimension with a ribbed rim.

Rather than rolling that last pea onto your plate and possibly onto the table, look to the high edges of these Luna dinner bowls. Their wide bottoms are the canvas for your weekday stir-fries. They are available in three different neutral shades of black, wheat or white that can perfectly complement your existing dinnerware collection.

Get the Overandback Luna Dinner Bowls at QVC for $35

2. Hawkins New York Tableware

Mix and match this versatile dinnerware.

While enjoying a bowl of pasta with sauce, enjoy the thrill and convenience of the sides of a dinner bowl like the Hawkins New York line. The dinner and salad plates feature 2 inch raised edges that create a barrier between your meal and the table, perfect for messy eaters. The fancy bowls are 9 inches in diameter that you can stack with your favorite foods.

Get the Hawkins New York Plates and Bowls at Food52 starting at $40

3. Project 62 Avesta bowls

You can stack a lot of these stoneware bowls.

Going out to dinner and consuming beautifully composed dishes is a sweet escape from your less-than-exciting everyday dinner parties. But these modern dinner bowls from Target’s Project 62 line inspire creativity and just might help you craft that boxed macaroni and cheese.

Avesta bowls have a brilliant sheen and come in neutral shades of black, gray or white. Durability isn’t sacrificed in the name of style as these low bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Get the Project 62 Avesta Dinner Bowl at Target for $4

4. Bico Tunisian Ceramic Dinner Bowls

These colorful bowls come in an assortment of vibrant designs.

For the color maximalists, these bowls come in a range of vibrant colors. At just under nine inches in diameter and less than two inches tall, these Amazon dinner bowls are versatile enough for a soup, salad, or cereal bowl. You won’t have to worry about discoloration or chipping because these dishes are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Get the Bico Tunisian Ceramic Dinner Bowls on Amazon for $37

5. Crate & Barrel Hue White Low Bowls

Go for a serene sky blue hue.

Breaking away from the rounded edges of most dinner bowls, Crate & Barrel Hue bowls feature straight, slanted sides. They come in a darling robin’s egg blue that feels coastal and fresh. For a vintage French seaside vibe, opt for the pretty navy hue. These dishes will make your morning omelette or Nicoise salad looks absolutely delicious.

Get the Hue White Low Bowls at Crate & Barrel for $18

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6. CB2 Drift Reactive Paste Bowl

Serve many hearty meals with this pasta bowl.

With a soft, matte finish, these bowls have the charm you’re looking for in a rustic dish. They come in delicate colored shades of ivory, green and pink. Although pasta is in the name, you can use these bowls for any of your favorite foods. CB2 offers an assorted collection of plates and mugs in the Drift Reactive collection, including dinner plates with a raised rim.

Get the Drift Reactive Paste Bowls at CB2 for $13

7. Our table bowl

This simple slate colored bowl is microwave safe.

We are big fans of the Our Table cookware and dinnerware range from Bed Bath & Beyond. It’s sturdy, affordable, and dishwasher and microwave safe. The collection extends to dinner bowls. With one and a half inch walls, these will keep your delicious meal contained so you won’t miss a single bite.

Get the Our Table Dinner Bowl at Bed Bath & Beyond for $11

8. West Elm Organic Shaped Dinner Bowls

Go for something simple and clean.

Unlike the classic circular bowl, the abstract outline of this bowl offers an elegant take on the classic dinner bowl. Crafted from stunning hand-glazed white porcelain, these organic dinner bowls are a sparkling addition to your dinnerware collection. The wide, flat bottom is just as functional as that of a classic dinner plate. Serve your morning avocado toast here to add flair to your table setting.

Get the Organic Shaped Dinner Bowl Set at West Elm for $50

9. Siterra Painters Palette Round Bowls

These mix-and-match ceramic plates are perfect for an offbeat mix.

You know that artistic friend of the family who has an eclectic collection of ceramics spread throughout his house? The warm, natural colors of these bowls lend a warm ambiance to your dining table, and the ridged circles in the center add eye-catching texture. Fill these bowls with a hearty stew or a hot batch of morning oats.

Get the Siterra Painters Palette Round Dinner Bowls at Walmart for $35

10. Opalhouse Dinner Bowls

Add a splash of summery color with these orange bowls.

Target’s Opalhouse line features bold colors and vivid prints full of personality. Made of shatterproof melamine, the speckled orange or white bowls are dishwasher safe and have a lightweight design that’s ideal for kids and families. They are ideal for summer entertaining when you want to dine outside without worrying about a broken plate on the patio.

Get the Opalhouse Dinner Bowls at Target for $14

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May 23, 2022—Lending Rates Rise – Forbes Advisor https://yoimise.info/may-23-2022-lending-rates-rise-forbes-advisor/ Mon, 23 May 2022 20:48:11 +0000 https://yoimise.info/may-23-2022-lending-rates-rise-forbes-advisor/ Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Rates for 10-year fixed-rate private student loans jumped last week. Despite the rise, if you want to get a private student loan, you can still get a relatively low rate. From May […]]]>

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Rates for 10-year fixed-rate private student loans jumped last week. Despite the rise, if you want to get a private student loan, you can still get a relatively low rate.

From May 16 to May 20, the average fixed interest rate on a 10-year private student loan was 6.42% for borrowers with a credit score of 720 or higher who prequalified in the student loan market from Credible.com. On a five-year variable-rate loan, the average interest rate was 4.15% among the same population, according to Credible.com.

Related: Best Private Student Loans

Fixed rate loans

Last week, the average fixed rate on a 10-year loan rose from 0.86% to 6.42%. The average was 5.56% the previous week.

Borrowers looking for a private student loan can now qualify for a higher rate than they would have at this time last year. At this time last year, the average fixed rate on a 10-year loan was 5.99%, 0.43% lower than the current rate.

Let’s say you funded $20,000 in student loans at today’s average fixed rate. You’d pay about $226 a month and about $7,154 in total interest over 10 years, according to Forbes Advisor’s student loan calculator.

Variable rate loans

Average variable rates on five-year loans fell 0.19% last week to 4.15%.

Unlike fixed rates, variable interest rates fluctuate over the term of the loan. Variable rates can start lower than fixed rates, especially during times when rates are generally low, but they can increase over time.

Private lenders often offer borrowers the option of choosing between fixed and variable interest rates. Fixed rates may be the safest bet for the average student, but if your income is stable and you plan to pay off your loan quickly, it might be beneficial to choose a variable loan.

If you were to finance a $20,000 loan over five years at a variable interest rate of 4.15%, you would pay around $370 on average per month. In total interest over the term of the loan, you would pay approximately $2,181. Of course, since the interest rate is variable, it can fluctuate up or down from month to month.

Related: How to get a private student loan

The price you will receive

The rate you receive varies depending on whether you get a fixed or variable loan. Rates are partly based on your creditworthiness – those with higher credit scores often get the lowest rates. But your rate is also based on other factors. Credit history, income, and even the degree you’re working on and your career can all play a part.

How to get a private student loan

Private student loans may be a good option if you reach the annual borrowing limits for federal student loans or do not qualify. You should consider a federal student loan as your first option, as interest rates are generally lower and you’ll have more liberal repayment and forgiveness options than with a private loan. For example, the federal student loan interest rate for undergraduates is 3.73% for the 2021-22 school year.

Obtaining a private student loan usually involves applying directly through a non-federal lender, such as a bank, credit union, or online entity. You may also be able to obtain a private student loan through a nonprofit organization, state agency, or college.

It is important to note that you will need a qualified co-signer if you have a limited credit history, as undergraduate students often do.

When applying for a private student loan, consider the following:

  • Your qualities. Private student loans are credit-based. Lenders typically require a credit score above 600. This is where having a co-signer can be particularly beneficial.
  • Where to apply. You can apply directly on the lender’s website, by mail or by phone.
  • Your choices. Look at what each lender is offering and compare the interest rate, term, future monthly payment, origination fees and late fees. Also check to see if the lender offers a co-signer release so that the co-borrower can potentially opt out of the loan.

Shop for Private Student Loans

First look at the overall cost of the loan. Consider both the interest rate and the fees. Also, look at the type of help each lender offers if you are unable to pay your payments.

If you have good or excellent credit, you are more likely to get the best interest rates.

How much should you borrow? Experts generally recommend not borrowing more than you will earn in your first year out of college. How much can you borrow? Some lenders cap the amount you can borrow each year, while others don’t. When shopping for a loan, let lenders know how the loan is disbursed and what costs it will cover.

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Nixa’s Sucker Days Raises Money for Nonprofits and Churches Despite Rain https://yoimise.info/nixas-sucker-days-raises-money-for-nonprofits-and-churches-despite-rain/ Sun, 22 May 2022 02:35:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/nixas-sucker-days-raises-money-for-nonprofits-and-churches-despite-rain/ Nixa, Mo. (KY3) – The Nixa Chamber of Commerce estimates its Sucker Days festival will raise thousands of dollars for churches and nonprofits. The festival’s main event on Saturday featured professional wrestling. Sucker Days features live music, food trucks, rides, and shopping from many local vendors. “The economic impact this has on our community goes […]]]>

Nixa, Mo. (KY3) – The Nixa Chamber of Commerce estimates its Sucker Days festival will raise thousands of dollars for churches and nonprofits.

The festival’s main event on Saturday featured professional wrestling. Sucker Days features live music, food trucks, rides, and shopping from many local vendors.

“The economic impact this has on our community goes even further than Nixa,” Russell said. “All of our local vendors are doing well, but I’ve noticed that about 80% of our arts and crafts vendors, over 100 of them, all have a 417 area code. Of our food trucks, 95% of them have an area code of 417, which means we “impact not only Nixa, but definitely the region.”

Nixa leaders also say it’s a time to celebrate community.

“Everyone looks forward to this every year. He unites the community very well. People who normally wouldn’t hang out come and go on Main Street, eating and drinking and having fun. The entertainment is really well received and brings everyone together, and everyone is having a great time. It’s really good,” said Jarad Gibbins, mayor of Nixa Pro Tempore.

Sucker Days continues on Sunday.

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Mass shooting in Buffalo: Dispatcher who answered 911 call should be fired, official says https://yoimise.info/mass-shooting-in-buffalo-dispatcher-who-answered-911-call-should-be-fired-official-says/ Fri, 20 May 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://yoimise.info/mass-shooting-in-buffalo-dispatcher-who-answered-911-call-should-be-fired-official-says/ “It’s just constant, just shooting. It doesn’t stop. It just keeps going,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday. Hiding behind the helpline counter, Rogers dialed 911. But the dispatcher treated her plea with such disdain that local authorities now intend to fire her at a May 30 hearing, a said a senior county official. […]]]>

“It’s just constant, just shooting. It doesn’t stop. It just keeps going,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday.

Hiding behind the helpline counter, Rogers dialed 911. But the dispatcher treated her plea with such disdain that local authorities now intend to fire her at a May 30 hearing, a said a senior county official.

The way it happened made Rogers’ trauma worse.

“I just came back from another massacre and I’m going through that again, trying to find a healing process,” Rogers said.

Ten people at the Tops store, including an armed security guard, were killed and three injured; 11 of the 13 were black. The 18-year-old white defendant in the shooting has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond at least until his next court appearance on June 9.

“Why are you whispering? »

Rogers was at the supermarket’s service counter with two co-workers, on the phone with a customer, when she heard “big booms” in quick succession, she told CNN.

“I looked up out the window and saw this customer, this lady with her shopping cart – she just stopped – and she just had this really funny look on her face and then she just turned around to run,” Rogers said.

“Next thing you know, you keep hearing boom, boom, boom,” she said. “All we could do was fall down.”

Rogers hid behind the counter, “praying he didn’t see me,” she said of the shooter.

The long struggle to bring a supermarket to an almost all-black Buffalo neighborhood

“I was trying to think fast,” she said. She reached into her back pocket, grabbed her own phone and dialed 911. “I started whispering because I didn’t know how many people there were in the store or whatever, I didn’t want to be overheard. .”

Softly, Rogers implored, “‘Please send help, there’s someone in the store shooting.'”

“‘What? I can’t hear you,'” the dispatcher replied, she said. “Why are you whispering? You don’t have to whisper, they can’t hear you. »

Nervous, Rogers dropped her phone, she said. The dispatcher kept talking, but Rogers couldn’t make out the words.

“She said something and then hung up,” said Rogers, who then put her phone on silent in case someone rang.

Buffalo shooting victims:

Then Rogers called her boyfriend and, in the same tone she used with the dispatcher, asked him to call 911 to report that there was “someone in the store shooting.” Then a co-worker called Rogers on a video call to ask her where she was, and in the same silence she relayed her location and asked him to call 911.

When that call ended, Rogers noticed the store had gone “quiet,” she said. Even the music had sort of disconnected.

“It’s just complete, eerie, creepy silence in the store and you can hear him walking around,” she said. “He looked like he was walking on glass, you could hear him crunch under his feet.”

Rogers remained hidden, waiting, until she heard the police and saw an officer escorting an employee. When she came out from behind the counter, all she saw were “bodies,” she said.
“It wasn’t pretty to see at all,” she said, shaking and fighting back tears. “The first person I saw was the security guard, Aaron Salter. And I knew it was him, by his uniform.”

“To see what I saw, I would never want anyone to experience this, ever.”

911 call under investigation

The 911 dispatcher who spoke with Rogers was placed on administrative leave Monday, Erie County officials said.

It’s unclear who ended the call, but “the 911 operator was inappropriate,” County Executive Mark Poloncarz said at a news conference Wednesday.

“We teach our 911 operators that if someone is whispering, it probably means they are in trouble” and that the caller may be in “an area of ​​concern, not only with regard to active shooters, but potentially when it comes to domestic violence anyone can call it,” he said.

Radio transmission shows what first responders knew as shooter opened fire at Buffalo supermarket

A hearing will be held on May 30 “during which our intention is to terminate the 911 call which acted in a totally inappropriate manner, not respecting the protocol”, he declared, reiterating that the tone from the dispatcher was a “totally inappropriate response” in a “terrible situation”.

The dispatcher’s name would not be released, due to department standards for anyone on administrative suspension or furlough, Poloncarz said.

Law enforcement’s response time to the shooting was not affected by the handling of Rogers’ call, Erie County spokesman Peter Anderson said Wednesday.

Central Police Departments reviewed all calls associated with the shooting on Sunday, Poloncarz said. “They identified this call, the issue associated with it, it was completely unacceptable.”

Rogers is “not a cold person at all,” she told CNN, but thinks the 911 dispatcher should lose his job.

“Good is good and bad is bad,” she said. “It was like I was bothering her, and I feel like when she hung up on me, she never called back.”

“I feel like she let me die, and I legitimately thought I was going to die that day.”

CNN’s Kristina Sgueglia, Curt Devine, Mark Morales and Caroll Alvarado contributed to this report.

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Dig into food recycling applications | Sierra Club https://yoimise.info/dig-into-food-recycling-applications-sierra-club/ Mon, 16 May 2022 07:13:30 +0000 https://yoimise.info/dig-into-food-recycling-applications-sierra-club/ About 40% of America’s food supply ends up unsold or uneaten every year. That’s about 219 pounds per person, rotting in fields, swirling in sewers, or funneled to incinerators and landfills that contribute to climate change. Not to mention all the resources—water, energy, fertilizer, pesticides, land, labor, and transportation—that went into producing those wasted calories. […]]]>

About 40% of America’s food supply ends up unsold or uneaten every year. That’s about 219 pounds per person, rotting in fields, swirling in sewers, or funneled to incinerators and landfills that contribute to climate change. Not to mention all the resources—water, energy, fertilizer, pesticides, land, labor, and transportation—that went into producing those wasted calories. But a new generation of food enhancement apps is set to change all that.

Some sell wacky products at reduced prices, to the Hungry Harvest, Imperfect Foods and Misfits Market. Others, like OLIO, encourage sharing between neighbours. But most focus on food salvage — that is, salvaging goodies destined for restaurant and retail bins, including Flashfood, Till, and Too Good To Go.

“Food banks are great at what they do, but they’re not that nimble,” says Jonathan Deutsch, a professor at Drexel University and director of its food lab. “If you have a wedding with nice prime rib and cake at 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday night, there’s no way to get it to people through a traditional food bank system. But using the power of technology, it could be on the tables the next day.

Deutsch is also a fan of less than perfect products. Take the tomatoes: for the fruit to really shine on supermarket shelves, it needs to be shipped firm. “They’re not going to overflow with ripeness and juice,” he stresses. “So sometimes the most delicious, ripest produce you get is the ugliest!” Deutsch also recommends cuts of fish beyond the thick center fillet. The smaller pieces “taste exactly the same and may be easier to cook, depending on what you do with them. And you can get great deals on that and broken prawns for pasta dishes or paella. (Learn more about the movement to reduce seafood waste!)

Interestingly, the biggest adopters of recycled foods tend to be baby boomers, according to a study Deutsch helped author. “I think part of it has to do with the thrifty mentality that a lot of us who are older grew up with. Plus, it’s a matter of culinary common sense and common sense.

Plenty of room at the table

The question of who can – and “should” – use these smartphone apps often arises. Nearly 14 million US households (10.5%) didn’t have enough available calories at some point in 2020, according to the USDA. But experts say apps aren’t taking food out of families’ mouths disadvantaged. Deutsch explains: “The problem is so vast that there is always an abundance of food for those who need it. Second, any food emergency organization prefers cash to food. So if a restaurant can make a financial donation [to a hunger operation] it’s much better than bringing four sandwiches to a local shelter.

Claire Oliverson, marketing manager of the Too Good To Go application in the United States, confirms this: “According to ReFed’s Insight Engine, only 3.5% of [surplus] the food is in fact given. Our absolute rule of thumb for partners is to give first and give as much as you can,” she says. “If you have extra food, that’s where we come in. It’s really hard for food insecurity organizations to pick up small amounts or perishable foods most of the time. What we’re trying to do is separate the issues and say, “Support both!”

Launched in Copenhagen in 2016, Too Good To Go has its roots in the European activist community, which started the app without seed capital. The B Corp now has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. It hit the US in fall 2019 and already has more than two million users in a dozen cities, who have saved 1.6 million meals here. Users can buy deals on goodie bags from local businesses: contents range from barbecue coffee, desserts, pizzas, sandwiches, and even canned goods nearing their best before dates.

Oliverson points out that contrary to common wisdom around expiration labels, this food is safe. “We have a campaign going on in Europe, which is ‘look, smell, taste, don’t waste’ – basically, use your senses!” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration agrees: Don’t instinctively throw away foods whose labels appear to be out of date. These simply indicate manufacturers’ best guesses as to when peak freshness, flavor and quality will begin to decline. Every year, Americans throw away $32 billion worth of consumables because of confusion on this front. Closer to home, it costs the average family $1,365 to $2,275, according to a landmark study by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Like many in the food rescue space, Flashfood VP of Marketing Kate Leadbeater would like to see more clarity and education on labeling. “There needs to be some standardization to make it easier for consumers.” The Flashfood app allows shoppers to select groceries at reduced prices, saving them $540 per year on average. “It gives them access to more variety of foods, healthier foods, and things they can find joy in,” she says. “Often, when your budget is really tight, the choice is limited. Maybe some of the things that your family is passionate about – or have fond memories of – aren’t on the shopping list because of the cost. She mentions a mother delighted to introduce her children to mangoes and a cash-strapped elderly person who could finally afford to fish again as two heartwarming letters the company received.

“Food waste is a very urgent problem. You have a very small window to redistribute that food so that nothing good goes to waste,” says Leadbeater. “Digital solutions are the way to do that.”

“You have a very small window to redistribute that food so nothing good goes to waste – digital solutions are the way to do that.”

Refining the role of technology in food rescue

Some see apps as works in progress, like Tanja Hester, author of Activism portfolio, which breaks down the financial power of consumers when it comes to influencing change. “If you buy an imperfect box, it will contain a ton of food that hasn’t been produced anywhere near you,” she points out. “They ship stuff all over the country, sometimes out of the country. And the products are usually not wrapped in plastic, which is good. But if you get eggs, they will put them in a plastic carton, which is wrapped in bubble wrap. They will now take back ice packs and cooler bags, but not boxes. So you’re still generating a pretty massive amount of junk.

The Imperfect Foods website explains that this packaging is 100% recycled and delivers in batches to neighborhoods, with emissions equivalent to taking 2,800 cars off the road for a year. The company also cites a study by Generation Investment Management that online ordering emits 17% less CO2 than physical purchases by individuals.

Still, Hester recommends reviewing apps carefully to make sure they’re well-integrated locally and in line with all of your values. She encourages consumers to go beyond quick, practical action — and sweet relief on the food budget front — to push for systemic changes that increase equity and access to food.

At the end of the day, she applauds people who try to take action. “[My] the criticism is about the means of production, not about the proletariat,” she laughs. “I fully respect the idea that [app companies] you have to start somewhere and then learn! But hailing these things as a magic bullet is probably a bit premature.

Patrick Lydon, director of the urban ecology studio City as Nature, echoes this philosophy. “These applications provide a useful and necessary service. However, they are also a sign of a tech industry focused on treating symptoms rather than root causes. Food waste could be more comprehensively and equitably addressed if tackled at the community level, with neighborhood farms, local and regional food cooperatives, regenerative agriculture networks, and community-supported models of agriculture .

“These approaches can simultaneously address hunger, the environment, and food waste, while empowering communities and not relying on third-party technology business models.”

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