Secondary Markets for Food Waste

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM
14 May 2021

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Food waste includes food products, such as surplus products, that are in perfect condition and could be consumed as such without the need for processing. This innovation proposes to create dedicated markets to sell discounted food or groceries sourced directly from food producers, manufacturers and distributors. Numerous initiatives are emerging around the world to create a direct market for food waste, without any process or transformation, such as b2b marketplaces for imperfect and surplus produce. These aim at facilitating the trade of surplus products, focusing on fresh produce. Other...

Food waste includes food products, such as surplus products, that are in perfect condition and could be consumed as such without the need for processing. This innovation proposes to create dedicated markets to sell discounted food or groceries sourced directly from food producers, manufacturers and distributors. Numerous initiatives are emerging around the world to create a direct market for food waste, without any process or transformation, such as b2b marketplaces for imperfect and surplus produce. These aim at facilitating the trade of surplus products, focusing on fresh produce. Other initiatives provide a marketplace that connects businesses who have surplus food with individuals who want to rescue this food.

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Retail price discrimination and food waste
Study investigating how quality-based price-discrimination can result in a substantial level of retail food waste.
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Study on the impact of Commercial Peer-to-Peer Mutualization Systems (CPMSs)
Project report conducting supply chain and economic analysis to determine the viability of CPMSs.
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