Swedish wholesaler forms part of sustainability report

Swedish wholesaler Menigo cut its waste by 27% and its carbon footprint by 302,000 kg last year after implementing a forecasting and replenishment solution, the findings of a cross-sector report show.

Commissioned by the independent sustainability consultancy Gaia and in partnership with retail planning systems company Reflex, the report worked with four major companies on their sustainability offering.

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In addition to the Swedish wholesaler, Kolonial.no, Norway’s largest online grocery retailer, cut spoilage rates by 44% eliminating 228,000 kg of CO2 annually. Bünting, one of Germany’s major regional food retailers cut spoilage 14% cutting CO2 emissions by 265,000 kg, whilst WHSmith (which sells food-to-go) cut food spoilage by 26%.

Menigo, one of Sweden’s largest foodservice companies, provides customers with good and sustainable meal experience, and has a turnover of around €570m per year and a customer base of more than 15,000 clients which it serves out of its eight regional depots.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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