The Retail Food Waste Action Guide is here, and it's mandatory reading!
ReFED is a coalition of business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the U.S. Developed in partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), the guide is designed to help retail businesses implement effective food waste reduction solutions and strategies.
The Retail Food Waste Action Guide was created with input from more than 30 contributors, including major retailers such as Ahold Delhaize USA, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods, Feeding America and industry and nonprofit organizations.
It presents a “solutions landscape” of proven prevention, recovery and recycling strategies to help the industry prioritize and accelerate waste-reduction activities.
Each solution has been evaluated along six dimensions: profit potential; implementation effort; the extent of upfront capital investment required; industry prevalence; diversion potential; and societal economic value.
Retailers across the globe are beginning to recognize the financial and reputational value of addressing and reducing food waste in their operations. Three of the top ten U.S. grocery retailers—Ahold Delhaize, Kroger and Walmart—have set a public zero-food-waste-to-landfill goal already – with more to follow.