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The Portland Press Herald has a story about how Ahold Delhaize-owned Hannaford has "launched a program to put irregular-looking produce in 15 stores throughout southern and midcoast Maine, rather than into the waste stream."

According to the story, "Fruits and vegetables that have superficial flaws are set aside and put in the 'misfit' display at the Hannaford store in Yarmouth. The produce is perfectly good on the inside, but is oddly shaped or has some scarring on its skin, and is sold for as much as 30 percent off."

The story notes that "Maine is the second state where Hannaford has rolled out the program." The company launched a pilot program in Albany, New York, "where 14 stores have so far 'rescued' more than 100,000 pounds of produce from the compost pile."
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