Reducing food waste in Thailand

4 Sep 2013

New initiative launched in Thailand to help tackle food waste

One third of the food produced around the world is never consumed and becomes waste. This is why at we are committed to using our scale to help reduce food waste throughout our global value chain. 

Tesco Lotus in Thailand have recently introduced new measures to help reduce food waste in their water spinach supply chain. Water spinach, which is also known as morning glory in Thailand, is a staple of East Asian cuisine.  

Tesco Lotus now offer growers production plans and source directly from local suppliers to reduce the damage to produce during lengthy transportation.

In addition, the packaging on spinach now displays the packing date to help inform customers how fresh the product is.  

Through initiatives such as these with growers, suppliers and customers, we will continue to reduce food waste across our value chain.