ConnectedFresh Awarded Grant by ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund to Advance Food Safety and Sustainability

Press Release
May 28, 2024


Los Angeles, California — May 28, 2024 — ConnectedFresh, a leader in innovative IoT solutions for the hospitality industry, is proud to announce it has been awarded a grant from the ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund. This prestigious award supports projects that promise significant impacts in reducing food waste through data-driven and scalable innovations.

The grant will enable ConnectedFresh to expand its state-of-the-art sensor systems, which are critical in monitoring and managing food safety and quality. By ensuring optimal storage conditions and enhancing operational efficiencies, ConnectedFresh aims to substantially reduce food waste in restaurants across the nation.

"Receiving this grant from ReFED not only underscores the value of our technology in tackling food waste but paves the way for a more sustainable future," said Jake Simon, Co-founder & CEO of ConnectedFresh. "We are excited to leverage this opportunity to further enhance our solutions, helping our clients save money and reduce their environmental footprint."

ConnectedFresh plans to use the funds to develop and expand capabilities for its sensors and analytics platforms, including advanced predictive algorithms that anticipate potential quality issues before they arise. This proactive approach is expected to set new standards in food safety and waste reduction.

The project supported by the ReFED grant will commence in Summer 2024, with pilot implementations in key locations. Results from these implementations will inform further rollout and adjustments, ensuring maximum impact and scalability.

For more information about ConnectedFresh and our initiatives supported by the ReFED Catalytic Grant, please visit or contact:

About ConnectedFresh:

ConnectedFresh is an industry-leading digital measurement and tracking platform, specialized in supporting operations and facilities teams at grocery chains, multi-unit restaurants, c-stores, and beyond. Unlike traditional solutions in the market, ConnectedFresh integrates ready-to-go sensors that automatically digitize manual processes and reveal hidden data using advanced analytics and machine learning. ConnectedFresh's unique offerings transform teams from being reactive to proactive, reducing operating costs, improving food safety, and enhancing equipment reliability. For more information about ConnectedFresh, visit or email 

About ReFED:

ReFED is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food waste across the U.S. food system by advancing data-driven solutions. The Catalytic Grant Fund is part of ReFED’s broader efforts to incentivize scalable innovations in the food industry. For more information about the ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund and all of ReFED's work, please visit

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