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    Grocery Retailers

    (Includes Distributors)

    Retailers have the opportunity to increase profits while empowering customers to reduce waste.

    Key Grocery RetailerActions

    • Boost revenues by marketing discounted Imperfect Produce and continue to reduce costs by adopting Improved Inventory Management systems and Spoilage Prevention Packaging.
    • Collaborate with manufacturers to adopt Standardized Date Labeling to benefit consumers.

    Key Grocery Retailers Solutions

    Animal Feed

    Feeding food waste to animals after it is heat treated and dehydrated and either mixed with dry feed or...

    $-52 /ton
    in financial benefit

    49 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    34 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    0 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Largest Waste Diverted
    Most Jobs Created

    Centralized Anaerobic Digestion (AD)

    A series of biological processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen resulting in...

    $21 /ton
    in financial benefit

    1,884 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    1,179 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    0 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    1,933
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Largest Waste Diverted
    Greatest GHG Reduction
    Most Jobs Created

    Centralized Composting

    Composting is the process of transforming organic waste into humus, a critical component of healthy, fertile soil. In rural...

    $4 /ton
    in financial benefit

    5,037 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    2,605 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    0 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    9,000
    jobs created

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    Cold Chain Management

    Increase the use of direct, point-to-point perishable food shipments from farmers to retailers to reduce the number of stops...

    $1,816 /ton
    in financial benefit

    18 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    62 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    6 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Cost Effective
    Greatest GHG Reduction
    Most Water Saved

    Consumer Education Campaigns

    Conducting large-scale advocacy campaigns to raise awareness and educate consumers about ways to save money and prevent wasted food...

    $4,531 /ton
    in financial benefit

    584 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    2,336 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    281 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Improved Inventory Management

    Improvements in the ability of retail inventory management systems to track an average product’s remaining shelf-life (time left to...

    $1,194 /ton
    in financial benefit

    59 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    181 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    20 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    In-Vessel Composting

    Composting at small-scale at institutions or businesses with heat and mechanical power to compost relatively quickly (less than one...

    $-95 /ton
    in financial benefit

    12 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    34 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    0 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Top Rated Solution:
    Most Cost Effective

    Packaging Adjustments

    Modifying packaging sizes and designs to optimize consumer consumption and avoid residual container waste

    $3,443 /ton
    in financial benefit

    208 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    830 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    100 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Produce Specifications (Imperfect Produce)

    Accepting and integrating the sale of off-grade produce (short shelf life, different size/shape/color), also known as "imperfect produce", into...

    $1,039 /ton
    in financial benefit

    266 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    422 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    39 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Secondary Resellers

    Opening retail stores and creating dedicated market environments to sell discounted groceries sourced from food manufacturers and distributors

    $218 /ton
    in financial benefit

    167 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    510 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    58 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Spoilage Prevention Packaging

    Packaging technologies that actively slow fruit and meat spoilage through ethylene absorption and other techniques

    $2,326 /ton
    in financial benefit

    72 K tons/yr
    in diversion potential

    0 M meals/yr
    meals recovered

    329 K tons/yr
    in GHG reduction

    44 B gal/yr
    in water conservation

    0
    jobs created

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    Tools for action

    The Roadmap demonstrates that achieving a 20% reduction in food waste will generate a positive financial, social, and environmental return on investment. To make that happen, crosscutting actions are needed in four areas. Click to learn more about each tool.

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