ECR Retail Loss Food Waste Working Group Announces Virtual Meeting

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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ECR Retail Loss Food Waste Working Group Announces Virtual Meeting

The ECR Retail Loss Food Waste Working Group has announced two days of virtual meetings in November, which will explore the management of food waste during COVID-19, expiry date visibility, fresh produce planning and related topics.

On 18 November, the two-day seminar programme will begin with a case study presentation from Portuguese retailer Sonae, which will explore how the retailer 'gives value' to food waste that cannot be avoided.

The first day will also see a presentation on Managing Waste In The Pandemic, and a showcase of six of the most promising start-ups in food waste and markdown prevention.

The following day, 19 November, will play host to presentations on Expiry Date Visibility – one of the 'holy grails' of waste prevention' – as well as Fresh Production Planning Compliance.

The second day will close with an analysis of how retailers can adopt new ways to manage-out close to expiry date products, including presentations from retailers on how they have embraced platforms such as Flashfood, Gander and Too Good to Go to help keep surplus food in the human chain and in some cases, acquire new shoppers.


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