ACTX Modular Hydroponic Farms Enable Grocery Stores to Offer Customers a Farm-to-Table Experience
CORONA, Calif. — Advanced Container Technologies, Inc. (Ticker: ACTX), announced that GrowPods – innovative modular hydroponic farms – can give grocers the ability to grow and sell strawberries and ultra-clean, fresh leafy greens such as lettuce, kale and microgreens, from a self-contained unit which can be located as close as the parking lot store.
According to Grocery Dive, Meijer Stores uses modular hydroponic farms to supply its stores with cut, curly and whole head salads as well as the chain’s “Fresh from Meijer” ready-to-eat salad kits.
Progressive Grocer reports that the Kroger Co.. “takes farm-to-table to a whole new level” as it will provide customers with hydroponic products directly at the point of purchase.
And Green Biz said the Publix grocery chain uses modular hydroponic vertical farms as a way to “focus on the customer experience”. The publication reports that “urban vertical farming has progressed to become a more common part of the supply chain.”
At Publix, the 40ft container hydroponic farm is in the parking lot. Customers can see three acres’ worth of traditional farmland through the container’s windows. He grows around 720 heads of lettuce every week, all of which are sold in the store.
Lion food also uses these innovative farms to bring fresh produce to its 303 stores. According to Produce Blue Book, this “validates growing consumer awareness of the benefits of vertical farming, as well as demand for local, fresh, high-quality produce.”
According to Doug Heldoorn, CEO of Advanced Container Technologies, now is the time for all grocery stores to integrate vertical farming into their supply chains.
“Our modular hydroponic farms not only produce ultra-clean, vine-ripened strawberries and leafy greens, but also provide other sustainability benefits, such as reduced freight emissions, reduced water consumption, and more. ‘water and shelf life extension,’ Heldoorn said. “Plus, this experience of going to a grocer and basically buying directly from the vine is compelling from a customer experience perspective.”
For more information on Advanced container technologies Where GrowPodscall: (951) 381-2555 or visit: www.advancedcontainertechnologies.com.
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