Retailers

Whether your priority is reducing the volume of your surplus food, or ensuring your surplus food gets put to good use, our Retail Food Recovery program can help you.

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How the program works

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 money.

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

Reduce the volume of your surplus food

Get real-time data on what you’re not selling, so you can adjust your inventory levels accordingly.

Save money

Reduce the amount of money you’re spending on disposing of surplus food

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

Increase your community impact

Help ensure that your surplus 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

Standardize your processes and procedures

Create one, standardized system for tracking and reporting on your surplus food.

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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 surplus food year over year with the data they get through the Retail Food Recovery program

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 surplus food, and where it’s going. Use these real-time metrics to influence your inventory decisions, so you can start cutting down on your surplus food and saving money straight away.

Seed includes:

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

Technology, supplies, and training for you to measure and track 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 all 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 journey, we will meet you there and chart a course together to create a holistic solution that meets your goals.

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See how your surplus food is put to work

Learn about the organizations that will benefit from your donations.

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