Food & Drink (183)
From waste to taste
Zéro Gâchis’ application connects consumers with retailers offering discounts to reduce food waste.
Merchants who have products close to the expiry date in stock can sell it with enticing price reductions, while consumers will be alerted to the price cuts in real-time.
Why it matters
This process is an opportunity to reduce the amount of food wasted, by providing a saving for shoppers and increasing sales for businesses.
Also, customers will be able to gain loyalty points on the website each time they take advantage of discounts, which will in turn help charities in France.
Is this a way not only to promote your business but to remind your customers of your corporate responsibility effort on a daily basis?
McDonald’s is actually testing waited table service in 50 of its French restaurants. If the trial is convincing, this service may become a nationwide practice by 2012. It will be available in Mc Cafés and for customers using the order terminals in restaurants. The aim is to avoid queues and to adapt to French gastronomic habits.
Swedes have never been particularly self-promoting when it comes to their food heritage, but this appears to be changing with a recent flurry of media talk regarding local produce. The latest illustration of this changing mindset is a recent documentary about crayfish and a consumer desire to buy from local producers as opposed to a steady supply from China and Turkey.