Tesco ends promotions on salad after study into wasted produce

Kasmira Jefford
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TESCO has called an end to promotions on certain fresh food products in stores after conducting a study into food waste across its UK operations.

Britain’s biggest supermarket said it will stop multi-buy offers on large bags of salad to stop encouraging people to buy large amounts that then go to waste.

Commercial director Matt Simister said: “This is is just the start and we’ll be reviewing what else we can do. We’re working with our suppliers to try to cut waste at all stages of the journey from farm to fork.”

In a study out today, Tesco found that in the first six months of the year 28,500 tonnes of food waste were generated in its stores and distribution centres. It did not disclose the cost of the waste to the group. Around 68 per cent of bagged salads, 40 per cent of apples and half of bakery goods end up wasted.