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Marks & Spencer Dedicated to Reducing Food Waste

Christmas 2019 wasn’t all jolly for Marks & Spencer. Although the British retailer experienced record food sales, it also experienced excessive food waste. 

In an attempt to not repeat the food waste again this year, the company is instituting a supply chain program, called Vangarde. From planning, to suppliers, to logistics and stores, the supply chain will work better together.

Key parts to the Vangarde program include: 

  • Lower the total levels of stock in stores, tailor deliveries for store’s needs and increase the number of deliveries to stores outside of store hours 
  • Foods will be delivered to stores consistently seven days a week instead of four or five days a week 
  • More frequent and smaller deliveries from suppliers  
  • Employees will shift work patterns to ensure more are able to re-stock shelves when the store is closed 
  • New technology has been instituted 

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