- An early supporter of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign, Aldi said it would provide annual updates on its progress following a major commitment from all major supermarkets via the IGD to share data food waste data publicly.
- Wrap development director Richard Swannell added: “With one-third of the world’s food lost or wasted, costing the global economy $950bn every year, the food waste challenge is monumental and urgent.
- It planned to build on this, while also helping customers to reduce food waste in their homes, using initiatives such as Love Food Hate Waste messaging on products, in-store and online, it said.
- Redistribution would be a core focus of its plans to reduce food going to waste, it said.
- Aldi has pledged to halve its levels of food waste by 2030.
- “Food waste is one of our sector’s most pressing issues, and reducing it is everyone’s responsibility,” said Aldi MD of corporate responsibility Oliver King.