Environmental and Cost Consultants for Packaged Goods

Checking Out Food Waste

This research by PEC Partnership on behalf of Incpen has just been launched .

The report quantifies the main food product types that are dumped or reduced to clear in the UK retail supply chain.

This study identifies the top 20+ food types that are dumped or reduced-to-clear between depot and checkout.

Together they account for 22,000 tonnes of wastage in the retail supply chain every year.

Valued at £43 million, these products are either dumped because of damage or spoilage or sold as reduced-to-clear.

This is the first study of its type based on actual data from retailers rather than on interviews with retail representatives.

It uses data from three major retailers who together account for 65% by value of the UK FMCG retail market.


Written by PEC Partnership - © 2011

November 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

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