Retail Food Recovery Program
For Retailers

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Whether your priority is reducing the volume of your shrink or ensuring it gets put to good use, FoodMesh’s Retail Food Recovery Program can help you.

Gain actionable intelligence on your shrink

We provide you with the tools to track the shrink leaving your store every day, giving you the intel to diagnose and prevent excessive surplus, and ultimately, save you money.

Ensure your shrink gets put to good use

We also help ensure that the shrink you have is used to do good in your community, by managing a reliable network of donation recipients to collect everything you don’t sell and put it to its highest end-use.

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Benefits of joining the program

Get reliable shrink removal

We guarantee your shrink gets picked up on the schedule you decide, so you never have to worry about it taking up space or attracting pests

Reduce the volume of your shrink

Get real-time data on the shrink leaving your store, so you can adjust your purchasing practices accordingly

Save money

Reduce the amount of money you’re spending on shrink hauling and disposal

Standardize your processes and procedures

Create one, standardized system for tracking and reporting on your shrink

Increase your community impact

Help ensure that your unsalable food is going to be the people in our communities who need it most, and promote your store as a valued and trusted member of the community

Advance your sustainability goals

Track the impact of your food donations by the number of meals provided, the weight of food rescued and CO2 emissions saved

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Did you know?

Number 1The cost of the food you throw away each year is equivalent to the bottom line of your retail operation

Number 2Stores see an average of 10% reduction in their shrink year over year with the data they get through the Retail Food Recovery Program

A valuable, extremely necessary program that benefits all who are involved

Kevin Thomasson, Save-On-Foods Northgate, Winnipeg

What makes this program unique

We help you deliver on public commitments

We can help you meet your public commitments to reduce food waste, by diverting up to 100% of your unsalable food to the highest end-use

We provide data that is auditable

We provide fully auditable, daily measurement and tracking of your shrink, reducing the need for externally contracted auditors

We can accommodate any store

Whether your store is big or small, urban or rural, we can accommodate your needs

We help you minimize risk

We provide CFIA-approved food safety training to your staff to help ensure donations are handled safely. Donation recipients also sign a waiver of liability, so you can rest assured that you are legally protected if there is an issue with your donations

We minimise operational disruption

The program is managed by FoodMesh so there is minimal disruption to your operations and staff. Whatever shrink you have is automatically picked up (without needing to be advertised) and it is measured by the donation recipient – not your staff

We honour your existing relationships

If there are any organizations you are already donating food to, we will invite them to be part of the program before recruiting any additional donation recipients, so they can continue to benefit from your donations

Choose your plan

You don’t have to stick to one plan. You can seamlessly move between plans to match your needs and priorities as they evolve.

Seed

Seed

Get started on our Seed plan right away to gain valuable insight into the volume of your shrink, and where it’s going. Use these real-time metrics to influence your inventory decisions, so you can start cutting down on your shrink and saving money straight away.

Seed includes:

Technology, supplies, and training for you to measure and track your surplus food

Real-time metrics on the volume, destination and impact of your surplus food

Sprout

Sprout

If you’re looking for help building and managing a network of donation recipients for your edible surplus food, our Sprout plan is for you. You get the same important data on your surplus food as on the Seed plan, but we do the hard work of ensuring that all of your edible food goes to the people in your communities who need it.

Sprout includes:

Technology, supplies, and training for you to measure and track your surplus food

Real-time metrics on the volume, destination and impact of your food donations

Management of a network of donation recipients for your surplus edible food

Dedicated support from the FoodMesh team

Bloom

Bloom

If you’re ready to become a zero food-waste store, then our Bloom plan can help you achieve that goal. You get the data on your surplus food, and we make sure you have a reliable network of donation recipients to collect 100% of your unsold food, up to seven days a week, and ensure it goes to the highest end-use possible.

Bloom includes:

Technology, supplies, and training for you to measure and track your surplus food

Real-time metrics on the volume, destination and impact of your food donations

Management of a network of donation recipients for all your surplus food

Dedicated support from the FoodMesh team

Become a zero-food waste store

Let’s discuss which plan is for you

We start where you are. Wherever you are on your food waste reduction journey, we will meet you there and chart a course together to create a holistic solution that meets your goals.