A trip to the grocery store in Ontario can cost as much, if not more than, a night out these days.
New data released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday shows grocery prices were up 11.4 percent from a year ago and 11 percent from December. Because of that, shoppers are looking to stretch their dollar as far as they can without sacrificing the staples in their fridge or pantry.
To fill the gap, an Ontario-based company that sells “odd” or “ugly” fruits and vegetables that don’t meet major grocery retailers’ strict aesthetic standards is launching in Toronto.
“Maybe the retail stores turned down [the produce] for cosmetics, maybe they have too much…Let’s put them together in a box and offer it at a ridiculous discount,” Odd Bunch Founder Divy Ojha told CTV News Toronto.
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