Zest Labs, an AgTech company modernizing the post-harvest fresh food supply chain, today announced that it is working with Costco Wholesale. Costco is utilizing the Zest Fresh solution to further define and verify best practices that ensure delivered freshness for their produce and provide end-to-end fresh food supply chain visibility. Zest Fresh helps reduce waste, which further enables Costco to maintain its low prices on fresh food. Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion-dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eleven countries. Zest Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, Inc., to be renamed Zest Technologies, Inc.
Costco Wholesale is currently working with Zest Labs to optimize delivered freshness of produce from suppliers in California to warehouses on the west and east coasts. Initial work is underway to provide analytic insights about their supply chain to help better manage freshness.
“Costco Wholesale is a pioneer in the retail industry and we’re thrilled to be working with them to help improve the delivered freshness of produce for their members,” said Peter Mehring, CEO of Zest Labs. “Zest Fresh helps to proactively manage the fresh food supply chain to maximize delivered shelf life, reduce store waste by 50 percent or more and deliver value that drives customer satisfaction.”
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