Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the pattern of food consumption in the form of grocery baskets and concluded that it is much more effective than the current system of shopping for food in the store. Moreover, at once for a number of parameters, which in combination is capable of reducing costs and minimizing harm to the environment.
A daily grocery set for one person weighs approximately 2 kg and is delivered in one box, which immediately saves on packaging. Plus, the use of plastic bags and other garbage is significantly reduced. Food manufacturers and retail outlets do not need to spend money on packaging and packaging food, as well as take care of the presentable appearance of stores and the employees themselves. Customers, in turn, do not waste time on trips to these stores and do not overpay for markups and other marketing tricks.
One delivery truck delivers up to hundreds of sets per flight, but at the same time spends ten times less fuel than if each recipient went to buy a purchase in his own car. This drastically reduces air emissions, reduces equipment wear, and reduces gasoline costs by 7%.
With a known composition of the food set and a fixed number of recipients, the problems of overproduction, overstocking and shortages disappear. Such a model reduces the amount of waste, eliminates situations when people buy for a stock for future use, and after a few months they throw away unused expired products.