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Food Waste
« on: 19-05-13, 11:39AM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10066394/Tesco-to-battle-breathtaking-level-of-food-waste.html

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The chief executive of Tesco is to launch a major campaign against food waste this week, saying that the scale of the problem is “breathtaking” and that every family wastes £700 a year throwing away food.


Interesting that CEO uses the word "every" instead of "average", has he got spies within the waste disposal industry that record all that they collect from domestic properties.

Does your family waste just under an average of £14 a week  (?)) could you afford to  (?))

Is there not a much bigger problem in the amount of food that supermarkets throw in the bin each day due to expiry/best before dates, which in its self is linked to over stocking, most probably caused by centralised stock control.

Although unsubstantiated there have been many reports on VLH of each larger Tesco store binning on average £5000.00 worth of food per week.

What is your estimate of your stores food wastage  (?))
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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #1 on: 19-05-13, 12:12PM »
I agree, the use of he word every to describe it is wrong because that will not be the case, another example of generalising , which I he said before I dislike, even from a Board Director of Tesco.

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #2 on: 19-05-13, 01:08PM »
Oh, for God's sake - have the board learned nothing from the US debacle? 8-)

Mr Clark should stick improving the performance of the stores - here's a hint, Clark: hire more GA's and stop treating the ones you do have like c**p - instead of launching yet another Big Idea. I doubt the average customer will take kindly to being lectured about food waste. They want good quality food and low prices. If they want to be preached at by rich hypocrites, they can always look on YouTube for Bono and Geldof. ;)
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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #3 on: 19-05-13, 01:14PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10066394/Tesco-to-battle-breathtaking-level-of-food-waste.html

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The chief executive of Tesco is to launch a major campaign against food waste this week, saying that the scale of the problem is “breathtaking” and that every family wastes £700 a year throwing away food.


Interesting that CEO uses the word "every" instead of "average", has he got spies within the waste disposal industry that record all that they collect from domestic properties.

Does your family waste just under an average of £14 a week  (?)) could you afford to  (?))

Is there not a much bigger problem in the amount of food that supermarkets throw in the bin each day due to expiry/best before dates, which in its self is linked to over stocking, most probably caused by centralised stock control.

Although unsubstantiated there have been many reports on VLH of each larger Tesco store binning on average £5000.00 worth of food per week.

What is your estimate of your stores food wastage  (?))


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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #4 on: 19-05-13, 01:16PM »
Couldn't charities collect waste food from supermarkets?
 

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #5 on: 19-05-13, 08:13PM »
The public's demand for a full range of produce available all day means that immense amounts of food are sent to the tip every day!  Recently I had a punter complain that there wasn't any produce available.  The whole aisle was stuffed (it was 10am on a Sunday) - except the one item that he wanted.  The general public should learn to use what's available except buying what they specifically want and complaining when it's not there!

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #6 on: 22-08-13, 10:57AM »
Buy what you need.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 22-08-13, 11:45AM »
It is a regrettable consequence of the 'modern !' society we live it, laziness.

My mother (RIP) and many others of her time and ilk had to be at the local green grocer before midday to be sure of getting that which they needed to buy, and green grocers of those times threw little, if anything, in the bin.
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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #8 on: 22-08-13, 10:36PM »
Oh, for God's sake - have the board learned nothing from the US debacle? 8-)

Mr Clark should stick improving the performance of the stores - here's a hint, Clark: hire more GA's and stop treating the ones you do have like c**p - instead of launching yet another Big Idea. I doubt the average customer will take kindly to being lectured about food waste. They want good quality food and low prices. If they want to be preached at by rich hypocrites, they can always look on YouTube for Bono and Geldof. ;)
exactly vlad. couldnt have put it better myself. talk about hypocrisy. the amount of food, especially instore bakery items,that gets wasted in our store is disgraceful.

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #9 on: 22-08-13, 11:11PM »
using our scale for good isn't so convincing when you think about the amount of perfectly good food that gets chucked, is it.

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« Reply #10 on: 23-08-13, 08:37AM »
using our scale for good isn't so convincing when you think about the amount of perfectly good food that gets chucked, is it.

Tell me about own scale.

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #11 on: 24-08-13, 11:02PM »
Has someone informed him about the way 'good waste routines' are managed in stores contributing to waste? As it is a percentage based target, the routine is a mockery as it encourages stores to bin waste, or not record it properly in order to get better waste routines unless the process is followed to the letter, which is often a complete impossibility. The more waste you have, the better chance you have of getting a higher good waste routine as its a percentage of the monetary value, ie the less waste you have the harder it is to even get a good percentage, and the system is flawed as binning waste as damages gives you a better percentage than if you were to waste it or sell it through the till, stores under pressure to achieve this target are not going to do that now are they.

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #12 on: 01-02-17, 05:36PM »
Shocking pictures show how Tesco threw away hundreds of pounds of food 'on CHRISTMAS EVE

"He said a number of other supermarkets are also guilty of dumping edible food but claims Tesco is the worst culprit."



http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-pictures-show-how-tesco-9727561

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #13 on: 01-02-17, 05:55PM »
Has someone informed him about the way 'good waste routines' are managed in stores contributing to waste? As it is a percentage based target, the routine is a mockery as it encourages stores to bin waste, or not record it properly in order to get better waste routines unless the process is followed to the letter, which is often a complete impossibility. The more waste you have, the better chance you have of getting a higher good waste routine as its a percentage of the monetary value, ie the less waste you have the harder it is to even get a good percentage, and the system is flawed as binning waste as damages gives you a better percentage than if you were to waste it or sell it through the till, stores under pressure to achieve this target are not going to do that now are they.

This isn't quite right as the waste percentage for the store is 25% of the overall light. Ooc is also 25% so it's actually counter productive literally and metaphorically to have more waste.

But it's funny because we obviously had good availability for our customers if we're binning loads at Christmas.  And We'd have got bad headlines for running out of food for peoples Christmas.

We've also got thousands of stores added to the "food collection at the end of the night" program in the coming weeks.
 

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #14 on: 01-02-17, 05:57PM »
Good lord. I've just replied to a 3 year old post.
 

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #15 on: 01-02-17, 06:31PM »
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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #16 on: 01-02-17, 10:49PM »
No point creating a new post for 'Food Waste'.  (-*-)

'wonders how much food Bookers waste'  :question: They'll be under the spotlight from here on in though  >:D

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Re: Food Waste
« Reply #17 on: 02-02-17, 01:57AM »
This is 2 days waste, not one, a lot more than normal, and I would say about one weeks worth in a busy Express.  The worst bit of the waste is bake off, if only they would allow us to bake less, or invest in hours to bake more during the day as and when we need it.  The other big area is Bread and morning goods.

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