Reducing Food Spoilage in Supermarkets

Food Spoilage

Food spoilage can detract from a supermarket’s profitability and create a lot of unnecessary waste. There are several operational strategies that you can implement to reduce your store’s food spoilage.

Train Your Staff about Proper Restocking

Smart shelving and facing is an important part of reducing food spoilage. When staff restocks your shelves, you need to ensure that they’re moving the oldest items towards the front of a shelf rather than pushing the oldest items to the back. Any third party who stocks your shelves when they make deliveries should be reminded about proper stocking on a regular basis.

Keep Perishables Refrigerated for as Long as Possible

Displays of perishable items in your produce and meat departments should be relatively small in size so that they’ll stay well-preserved for longer. Keep larger reserves of perishables in your supermarket’s cold storage room, and have staff replenish displays throughout the day as items are purchased.

Discount Imperfect Items

Rather than throw away items that arrive slightly damaged, consider offering them at a discount in a special section. Many people would like the opportunity to buy items at a good discount even though they’re less than perfect.

Ultimately, smart stocking in addition to offering discounts on certain items can help you significantly unnecessary food waste.

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