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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.

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.

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

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

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)