Dry mist dispensers, temperature-controlled sensors and takeaway bags of ‘end of life’ products were among the food waste reduction initiatives put forward by startups at the latest ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group meeting. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 4 2019.
From an initial longlist of 200, five enterprising startups showcased their proposed food waste solutions to six top European retailers at the latest Sell More, Waste Less meeting, held by the ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group last month.
The event, held at Delhaize Head Office in Brussels, saw representatives from Asda, Delhaize, Albert, Tesco, Sonae and Lidl grill the five entrepreneurs in terms of suitability, scalability and innovation. The event was co-hosted by innovation platform Co:cubed.