According to a startling stat from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted each year, with losses coming from every step in the supply chain.
Taking advantage of the latest technology and a rapidly shrinking global stage, the new B2B eCommerce platform inField Market is helping reduce these numbers. The free to use marketplace connects buyers with raw materials, bulk finished goods, and packaging that would otherwise go to waste.
“Most of this waste isn’t really waste at all,” explains inField Market president Tim Intfen.
“A lot of it is material that’s out of spec, but still perfectly consumable or it’s still hanging around the warehouse because a customer’s plans changed and now the company is stuck with it.”
- No Games – They only offer real inventory in real-time in a real warehouse.
- Convenient – Users can both buy and sell bulk inventory on the same system.
- Well Organized – Users can filter and search in seconds or use the map feature to find locally available products.
- High Quality – Every product is sold from reputable vendors and vetted by a check and balance process
- Mobile-friendly – Their easy to navigate platform is accessible 24/7 from any device.
“We are essentially the AirBnB of raw materials, letting businesses sell off their excess and buy other goods at competitive prices,” said Intfen.
“We’ve seen a lot of these consumables cross over into industries such as sports nutrition, Kombucha production, distilling, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, and even animal feed.”
The marketplace is currently offering USP, organic, human and animal grade ingredients and
even has a sample system for evaluating items before purchase.
Intfen launched inField Market in 2017 with a mission to reduce food waste and offer opportunity. Since 2004, he has worked in raw material distribution with principle manufacturers throughout the US and the world.