Tackling food waste at home

Tackling food waste at home

A significant proportion of food waste occurs in the home. We’re striving to find ways to help customers reduce waste with initiatives from changing our promotions to making technology updates to packaging.

What we’re doing to help

Reduced our Promotions, Focusing on Everyday Low Prices.

We know that customers feel some product promotions create more food waste so we stopped “Buy One, Get One Free” on fruit and veg in April 2014. Instead we focus on price cut promotions offering customers great value all year round.

New Packaging

Packaging innovations can make a real difference to how much customers waste at home. Two recent examples include: 

We introduced "skin packaging" on our beef and lamb products which gives customers up to an extra 5 days of freshness.

We also recently redeveloped our 2 portion chicken fillets packaging with a separate compartment for each fillet and a tear seal between the two. This enables our customers to ‘eat one and keep one’ reducing food waste at home.

New Products

We can also help customers through innovative new lines, such as our frozen avocados. Customers tell us they often struggle with fresh avocados at home as they go off very quickly which can result in food waste, and they can be a bit messy to prepare! Our frozen, peeled and halved avocados are ready to use in salads, guacamole and even smoothies.

Our Leftovers Tool

We are encouraging customers to reduce food waste in the home by using leftover ingredients. Our helpful tool offers ideas for new dishes.

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Latest Food Waste news

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