Tag Archives: food waste

Aussie households underestimating food waste

Australia’s first comprehensive study looking at household behaviours and motivations towards food waste – Food Waste: National Benchmarking Study Summary Report – was released this week. Surveying more than 5,000 people, results show that while 76 per cent of respondents felt strongly motivated to reduce food waste, they underestimated the …

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Using technology for a good cause

UK-based enterprise digitisation company, TAAP, can provide a retailer with a waste management solution in partnership with charities. The InStore Food Surplus technology gives access to available food donations in a ‘virtual basket’. Retail World spoke to TAAP Account Director Andrew Murphy (pictured) at CEBIT in Sydney last week. Mr …

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Woolies’ new beer is the ‘best thing since sliced bread’

Unsold loaves of bread from Woolworths have been repurposed and brewed into a limited-edition pale ale. The beer, called Loafer, will be sold exclusively in BWS and Dan Murphy’s. The new product will help raise funds for Feed Appeal. This will put meals on the table for Australians impacted by …

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The war against wastage

Data from a recent SAI Global survey has revealed, more than half of shoppers aren’t happy about the overuse of plastic packaging and discarded imperfect produce, across supermarkets nationally. Use of plastics Reportedly, survey results showed that 53 per cent of respondents reported there is too much plastic packaging and …

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Coles’ appeal for SecondBite

Australians can join the fight against hunger this winter by supporting Coles’ national appeal for food rescue organisation, SecondBite. Over the next four weeks, Coles will launch a national fundraising appeal – $2 fundraising cards – to raise funds for SecondBite’s ongoing operating expenses: fuel, transport and refrigeration. Coles and …

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Woolworths to trial new 2D barcodes to cut food waste

Woolworths will become the first Australian supermarket to trial data-embedded (or 2D) barcodes from August. The supermarket says the new barcodes could reduce the millions of tonnes of food waste in Australia each year and eliminate the risk of customers buying expired products. They could also be useful in the …

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Coles – you are beautiful, no matter what they say

Coles is cutting down on food waste by selling “unattractive” fruit and vegetables under a new banner, ‘I’m Perfect’. The supermarket calls the produce “flawed but adored”. Coles General Manager of Produce Brad Gorman says it’s one way Coles is working with suppliers to reduce food waste. “Our customers know …

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Aussies may waste even more food than first thought

The AFCCC has warned that government estimates of food waste could be too low because they don’t factor in transport. The Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) has cautiously welcomed the federal government’s latest assessment of food waste. But it believes food losses in transport added to conventional wastage, making …

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What’s the difference between ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ dates?

By MGA Trainer and Assessor David Grey-Smith. Knowing the difference between the ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ date is important for your business, as this will save you money. If the use by and best before dates are monitored correctly, it will reduce the amount of perfectly edible food being …

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