Apeel Sciences, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, is opening three satellite facilities in Peru, the Netherlands, and Mexico, to meet the global demand.
Apeel has also hired and extended roles of key executives with proven track records in supporting companies on an accelerated growth path.
The first of Apeel’s satellite offices will be in the Netherlands, one of the world’s largest exporters of food and agricultural products, and will service all of Europe, following the European Commission approval in June.
Apeel’s second and third satellite office locations will be in Peru and Mexico, regions that have been eager to bring Apeel’s food waste prevention technology to farms.
This comes as Apeel produce tests in the UK with ASDA. Apeel has demonstrated a greater than 50% food waste reduction at U.S. food retail. It fights food waste by utilizing nature’s tools to prevent waste in the first place — a sustainable approach to the world’s growing food demands.
The company’s plant-derived technology helps fresh food growers, suppliers, and retailers improve produce quality and extend shelf life, which minimizes food waste from the farm to the retail shelf to the kitchen table.
Apeel Sciences was founded in 2012 with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help reduce post-harvest food loss in developing countries that lack access to refrigeration.
Today, Apeel formulations have been proven effective at reducing the rate of spoilage for dozens of USDA Organic Certified and conventional produce categories, and the company works with partners ranging from smallholder farmers and local organic growers to the world’s largest food brands and retailers.