Bulk foods

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Bulk foods at the Real Canadian Superstore in Winkler, Manitoba.
The Rungis International Market in France offers wholesale bulk foods.

Bulk foods are food items offered in large quantities, which can be purchased in large, bulk lots or transferred from a bulk container into a smaller container for purchase.[1] Bulk foods may be priced less compared to packaged foods because they're typically packaged in large generic bulk containers and packaging for grocery outlets, which utilizes lesser natural resources.[1][2][3] Additionally, less packaging is congruent with the environmental conservation of natural resources[4] and sustainability.[3] One study found a 96% reduction in packaging used for bulk foods compared to packaged foods.[4]

National Bulk Foods Week[edit]

A National Bulk Foods Week[1][2] had been designated between October 16–22, 2011 in ten U.S. states.[5]

Products[edit]

Some commonly available bulk foods and products include:

Dry goods

Liquid and wet goods

Household goods

Retailers[edit]

Notable retailers of bulk foods include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Carpenter, Susan (October 14, 2011). "Buy in bulk: Those big bins mean fewer recyclables". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 28, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "How Buying Bulk Foods Saves Money, Environment". Fox News (Twin Cities). October 17, 2011. Retrieved February 29, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d Major, Meg (April 7, 2010). "Sustainable Food Trends: On Board with Bulk". Progressive Grocer. Retrieved February 29, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Corbin, Lori (November 17, 2011). "Save money by purchasing bulk food in bins". KABC TV (Los Angeles). Retrieved February 29, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "National Bulk Foods Week 2011". Huffington Post. October 18, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Beck, Joanne (August 16, 2011). "Molasses Hill Bulk Foods brings eclectic fare to city". The Daily News (Batavia, NY). Retrieved February 29, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ a b c d e "Precycling." Indiana 4-H, Purdue University. Accessed June 2011.
  8. ^ "Bulk Foods". Wincofoods.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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