Store operations blueprint

23 May 2013

Rolling our UK best practice to minimise store waste throughout our other operations around the world

We know that our UK stores have lower levels of food waste than our stores in other markets. Therefore, to minimise the amount of food wasted in Tesco operations globally we are developing a blueprint based on best practice in the UK and sharing this with our operations around the world.

This includes programmes aimed at reducing waste by optimising case sizes, reducing lead times for orders and improving how we run in-store operations including bakeries.

In Hungary and Malaysia we are also piloting a system developed in the UK for more accurate forecasting when we run promotions on foods. If successful, we will roll this out to our stores in all countries.

Over the coming years, we aim to use this blueprint to reduce food waste in Tesco stores in all our markets.