Former Joe Head Tackling Waste?

I came across this brief piece on Doug Rauch, the former Trader Joe’s head who is now at Harvard strategizing on how to end food waste.

It’s the first I hear about it, but I was excited to hear that someone with that much industry know-how is studying the issue. I’m curious to hear what his strategies may be, but I’m intrigued by the idea of using trucks or vans that may be returning empty after making deliveries.

The UK group FareShare is already employing that strategy. But they’re calling on food industry trucks, not the unrelated UPS, Fed Ex or postal trucks. But either way, I’m excited about this development and will keep track of it as it develops.

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  1. Posted January 29, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Interesting post. Ill be sticking around to hear much more from you guys. Thanks! 144404

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  1. [...] deliver their wares daily and return to distribution centers empty.  Perhaps there is a way to encourage those trucks to drop off unwanted groceries at food banks?  Rauch suggests that the US Postal Service, FedEx, [...]

  2. [...] deliver their wares daily and return to distribution centers empty.  Perhaps there is a way to encourage those trucks to drop off unwanted groceries at food banks?  Rauch suggests that the US Postal Service, FedEx, [...]

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