Skip to main content

Tesco launches ‘Food Waste Hotline’ for suppliers

| International retailers

Tesco has launched an online ‘food waste hotline’ aimed at making it easier for suppliers and growers to pinpoint ongoing food waste hotspots, and work with the retailer in tackling them.

The ‘hotline’ is accessible to all Tesco suppliers via the retailer’s online Supplier Network, a resource used by over 5,000 businesses. The group said the ‘hotline’ will serve as a new link between these businesses and Tesco Product teams, and will enable them to alert Tesco to potential supply chain food waste and “work together to take action”.

Supply chain food waste accounts for a significant proportion of UK food waste. Tesco has committed to helping halve all UK food waste by 2025 and currently works with suppliers to reduce food waste where it occurs.

Matt Simister, Commercial Director, Fresh Food and Commodities at Tesco, said: “At Tesco, we have no time for waste, and we are committed to reducing food waste wherever it occurs, from farm to fork. The ‘food waste hotline’ is another little help we are making to achieve this with our suppliers.”

Pin It

Related Articles

Spar reports growth of 3.3% as global retail sa...

SPAR, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has seen annual retail sales break the €40 billion mark for the first time, today reporting global sales revenue of €41.2 billion for the year ending December 31st, 2021. The figures represent...

Informal Retail in Africa: Could Technology be ...

Since the turn of the century and consistently for nearly a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic ravished global markets, Africa was home to the fastest growing economies. The shoots of positive growth it demonstrated afforded it the title of the “...

Consumers need a good reason to shop this Black...

Last year’s Black Friday retail sales massively underperformed for many reasons, according to Marino Sigalas, Account Director at The MediaShop. He says that some consumers were not comfortable with the thought of being shoulder to shoulder with o...

Checkers launches deals onto its Sixty60 home d...

Retailer Checkers says that customers using its Sixty60 home delivery service will now be able to benefit from its Xtra Savings rewards programme.

SA wipe manufacturer Sani-touch is ahead of the...

In the UK a government minister is calling for a new law to ban wet wipes that contain plastic. Labour minister Fleur Anderson argues that around 90% of the 11 billion wet wipes used in the UK per year contain some form of plastic that turns into ...