The Goods Mart hopes to begin a nationwide shift toward sustainable markets by selling healthy snacks and "ugly" produce in a convenience format

The Goods Mart in Los Angeles is aiming to reinvent convenience retail. Stocked solely with healthy and organic products—like non-GMO pressed juices and Clif Bars—the market is laid out like any convenience store, but consumers won’t find any products containing artificial ingredients, nitrates or pesticides. Instead, the store serves up all-natural slushies and “ugly” produce as it gauges consumer demand for healthier and more environmentally friendly dietary options.

Large consumer brands have also started to test the waters when it comes to sustainable snacks. Amplify Snack Brands, which manufactures SkinnyPop popcorn, was acquired by Hershey last year. Beyond just offering nutritious treats, The Goods Mart has taken steps to enhance the customer experience by partnering with local vendors to offer fresh pastries and flowers, and commissioning a landscape architect to create a garden area with seating inside the store.

The Goods Mart

The Goods Mart in Los Angeles is aiming to reinvent convenience retail. Stocked solely with healthy and organic products—like non-GMO pressed juices and Clif Bars—the market is laid out like any convenience store, but consumers won’t find any products containing artificial ingredients, nitrates or pesticides. Instead, the store serves up all-natural slushies and “ugly” produce as it gauges consumer demand for healthier and more environmentally friendly dietary options.

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