“Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns» includes amongst its objectives to «Halve per capita global food waste at the retailer and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains by 2030.”
Our Bread Waste Management system for grocery retailers will reduce your bread wastage by more than 30% in participating stores. For a grocery chain with 200 stores, this represents a saving of close to 1,5 million bread a year and in addition as a bonus a saving of 1000-tons CO2 yearly.
Our system is based on a combination of historical information and real-time sales data -resulting in very precise ordering and baking plans. The system is used by employees in the bakery department in grocery stores – or in individual bakeries.
Providing tasks and to-do lists on their smartphones or tablets to optimize category performance and at the same time avoid sold-out situations.
The system comes with intuitive and very easy-to-use dashboards, making it super easy for anyone in-store to use. With less than half an hour of practical training, they are ready to go. Usually, we see a reduction in wastage of more than 20% in the first week of usage.
The waste management system contains three basic modules
This is the core module for reducing bread wastage. The planner gives concrete instructions in real-time of what to bake next and what to prepare for tomorrow. Follow the instructions in the planner and you have full control of an inventory of bread at any time. If something unexpected happens, weather change,s or more customers than normal, the system will adjust baking plans to meet your wastage objective. The wastage by the end of the day will be at a level that you control. This wastage is necessary to secure customer satisfaction and is usually sold at a lower price the next morning.
In this module, you get an SKU-overview of daily and weekly sales, compared to your objectives and last year’s numbers. Are you keeping your sales numbers – or even increasing sales of bestselling pieces of bread and pastry products? The system encourages the individual grocery stores to bake bread more often, at a higher frequency than before. Securing fresher bread on the shelves, satisfied customers, high sales, and full control of current inventory.
The result modules also display daily and accumulated wastage numbers in easy-to-understand tables and charts. Look at your own store or all the stores in a region to see how well you are doing compared to others. Have you already reached a saving of 30% wastage -or are you touching 40%? Many stores in our portfolio are achieving both 50 and 60% savings in bread wastage after just a few months.
The module: Bread Waste Analytics goes deeper into the numbers and is divided into two core elements
To get started we will need to know the following:
When you are ready to reduce your bread wastage, we are ready to support you. We are now rolling out our bread wastage solutions to several grocery chains and have the capacity for more. There’s nothing to wait for since the business case is excellent both for the environment and for your bottom line.
We are working with managing the same issues for Wastage of Fruit and Vegetables. Given the results from our pilots, we will have a waste solution ready for this category later this year. Be ready when we are!