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.
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.