Packaging-Free Grocery Store
July 11, 2011
America’s first no-packaging grocery store is coming to Austin. The store, named in.gredients, asks shoppers to bring their own containers to shop for everything from dry bulk foods and dairy to wine and household cleaners. The new store will feature predominantly local and organic foods; the founders claim that out-of-season produce and processed foods contribute to unhealthy eating and energy waste. “Truth be told, what’s normal in the grocery business isn’t healthy for consumers or the environment,” says in.gredients co-founder Christian Lane.