Commercial Food Waste Research Report

This research project, which was carried out by the Clean Technology Centre (CIT) and funded by the EPA Research Programme, examined the main food waste producing commercial sectors in Ireland. With over 50 food waste surveys carried out in food service and food retail businesses, a series of sectoral food waste profiles, benchmarks and food waste cost factors were developed.

Aldi – Case Study 1

Aldi’s partnership with FoodCloud began as a pilot project in November 2014 operating in three Aldi stores. Now all 130 Aldi Stores are participating in this partnership. Aldi stores have donated over 1,308,000 meals for people in need.

Aldi – Case Study 2

Since 2016, Aldi are working with Food Cloud Hubs using reverse logistics to redistribute food during key events like Christmas and Easter.