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Zest Labs Overview: CEO Peter Mehring explains how Zest Labs is working to modernize fresh food distribution by delivering proactive shelf-life management solutions that have been proven to reduce field-to-shelf food waste by 50% or more. Reduced waste means better margins for retailers and growers, and consistent delivered freshness for consumers.

NBC Bay Area Video: NBC Bay Area’s Scott Budman visits Zest Labs and interviews CEO Peter Mehring for their January 10 news program. Peter discusses how new technologies and solutions – like Zest Fresh – can help improve the fresh food supply chain and be applied to ease food inspections during the government shutdown that’s impacting FDA inspections.

Huffington Post Video: “Sometimes, the uglier produce might be the best produce.” Cosmetically challenged fruits and veggies are being taken out of food waste bins and put onto plates in an effort to help feed the hungry and reduce harmful landfill waste.

Zest Fresh Overview: Learn about the food waste and freshness problem and how Zest Fresh can help growers and retail grocers ensure produce is managed and shipped intelligently.

The Freshest Produce: In this entertaining video, Seinfeld’s Mr. Peterman (John O’Hurley) explains how Zest Labs reduces waste and helps retailers provide the freshest produce for their customers.

Zest Fresh Grower Testimonial: Roy Garza explains how Zest Fresh provides information and reports to help them better manage their berry operations.

Zest Fresh – Deep Dive: A closer look at Zest Fresh and how the Zest Intelligent Pallet Routing Code (ZIPR Code) helps to improve delivered freshness.

Solution Overviews
and Product Information

Fresh Food Supply Chain

Produce Growers

How Zest Fresh™ helps growers improve consistency of delivered produce quality.

Restaurants & Food Service

How Zest Fresh helps restaurants and food service providers maintain quality of fresh, frozen and processed foods.

Retail Grocers

How Zest Fresh helps retail grocers maximize product quality and freshness of produce, meats, seafood, dairy and frozen foods.

Protein Companies

How Zest Fresh for Meat, Poultry and Seafood companies improves food safety and ensure quality.

Professional Services

How Zest Labs provides strategic insights to improve operational efficiency.

White Papers and Additional Resources

Food Cold Chain

Half-bad Is Not Good White Paper

Variability Infographic

Zest Fresh Strawberry Shelf-life Variation Report

Before and After – Digital Transformation

Blockchain and Its Value to Suppliers

The Best of Zest – 2018

Improving Operational Efficiency

Let’s Start at the Beginning

Proactive Freshness Management

Margins Matter

…Not Worth a Thousand Words

Freshness Myths

Blockchain and Achieving True Transparency

Shelf-life Variability Begins in the Field

Today, You Saved $67,571

Comparing Pallet- and Trailer-level Temperature Monitoring

Improving Quality and Profitability for Retail Grocers

See How It Works

ZIPR Code Freshness Metric

Freshness Baseline Study

10 Limitations of Data Loggers

Zest Labs FAQ and Reference Guide

Articles and Third Party Resources

Customer Retention and Growth in Today’s Competitive Retail Grocery Environment

Why Blockchain Will be Used to Improve Distribution and Food Safety

Trust in Food Sustainability Research Report 2019

Improving Operational Efficiency on the Farm

Optimizing Profit Margins in a Changing Retail Grocery Industry

Blockchain’s Role in the Produce Supply Chain

Pallet Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Why Quality Consistency Matters

Achieving Consistent Produce Quality

Preemptive Freshness Management

Measuring Produce Freshness: The Key to Preventing Waste

Winning the Freshness Wars

ReFED Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste

ReFED Retail Food Waste Action Guide

ReFED Restaurant Food Waste Action Guide

RARE: Climate Change Needs Behavioral Change

NRDC Wasted Report (2017 Update)