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It’s holiday time and in some cities across the U.S., you don’t even have to walk a few blocks before you come across a pop-up shop that has far more unusual items than you could ever hope to find in a traditional retail store. These temporary holiday setups are becoming something of a fixture of the omnichannel retail landscape.
In New York City each week, up to 1,000 lbs. of food is rescued from lavish events, office functions, and charity fundraisers. Instead of being discarded, the extra food finds its way to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other service organizations through Transfernation, a New York City-based nonprofit that’s at the forefront of innovation within the food rescue movement.