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Tesco Reports Slightly Less Food Wastes For 2014‒2015

May 21, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Retailer Tesco said it reduced the amount of food waste generated at its stores and distribution facilities by 1,180 tonnes to 55,400 tonnes in the year 2014‒2015. Tesco, which announced it would stop publishing a printed corporate responsibility report, said bakery products accounted for 36 percent of total waste; fresh produce, 25 percent; and convenience, 9 percent. Also, the company said more than 3,000 tonnes of food was wasted in the impulse category, over 2,500 tonnes of meat, fish, and poultry, and more than 1,500 tonnes of beers, wines, and spirits.
Ian Quinn, "Tesco food waste figures reveal slight drop, 55,400 tonnes wasted", The Grocer, May 21, 2015, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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