What’s the best way to set a waste target for your bakery shop?

Robert McIlroy discusses the various methods bakers use to calculate waste levels and how full shop stock reconciliation can help. The question of how best to set a waste target for a bakery shop is a little like asking how long is a piece of string. Before you decide on an ideal figure, you have to decide what measure to use. The … [Read more...]

Report: waste reduction delivers fivefold return

A new report says that food retailers get back at least £5 for every £1 they invest in waste reduction. The report, entitled “The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste” was commissioned by Champions 12.3, a pressure group launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year. The report’s headline finding was that for every £1 … [Read more...]

How in-store bakery waste reduction can be an easy win for supermarkets

Martin Coyle explains that cutting bakery waste by at least 20% is relatively straightforward. Britain’s supermarket chains have made huge strides in recent years when it comes to minimising waste. Just about everything is now recycled. Edible products are increasingly likely to go to food banks rather than landfill. Food waste is also put to … [Read more...]