It’s well-known that millions of tons of food is wasted each year and a big part of that number comes from stores discarding produce that doesn’t fit the standards of food beauty.
But one supermarket in France came up with a brilliant idea on how to get people not only buying those fruits and veggies, but actually seeking them out. Intermarché, the third biggest grocer in the country, launched a campaign called “les fruits et légumes moches,” or in English, the inglorious fruits and vegetables.
They gave the produce a 30 per cent markdown, some prettily designed ads, and some serious publicity — all in the hope to make ugly fruit and veg the new purchase trend.
Raising the question would you eat fruit and veggies that looked a little, well, like this?
Sometimes, marketing has to get real, this is one of those times. Every winter the life of a homeless person becomes tougher than ever, taking to the streets and enduring freezing cold temperature’s. Is this something you think about? Perhaps not. Well, a German non-profit agency fiftyfifty brought that experience to some unlucky few by transforming a cosy cinema in Germany into the freezing environment that thousands of homeless people experience everyday.