Salvage food shops that offer discounted, aged, dented goods are growing in popularity amid inflation.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Salvage food stores are gaining popularity as today’s rising inflation forces Americans to reevaluate how, when, and where they shop.

On Monday, Nicholas Duke, manager of Uplifting Deals in Asheville, North Carolina, appeared on “Fox and Friends” to discuss how salvage food merchants purchase excess inventory from big-box retailers to resell in their own stores.

According to Duke, the presence of “best-by” or “sell-by” dates on products tells businesses when to replenish their food inventory.


However, the goods can still be used.

Nicholas Duke, manager of Uplifting Deals in Asheville, N.C., joined andquot;Fox and Friendsandquot; on August 22, 2022, to discuss today's high inflation.

When we know food is no longer of high quality, we are quite meticulous about extracting dates and getting rid of it, the man stated.

He added, “We make sure we’re offering our consumers a quality product and that they have food that they can put on the table for their families.

A cashier assists a customer at a checkout counter at Harmons Grocery store in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Other products that are left unattended at stores can have minor dents, scratches, or obsolete packaging.

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Duke said that a box of name-brand cereal costs $1.50 in his shop.

Family-sized General Mills and Quaker Cereal cereal products are shown in a grocery store.

The identical cereal, however, currently costs up to $10 per box in certain large locations, including New York City.

Duke encouraged customers to consistently check the stock at their neighborhood salvage food store because it’s impossible to predict what will exactly be coming into the business week by week.

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