ECR Ireland is delighted to announce details on an upcoming ECR Community Quarterly Shrink & OSA Group Event which is being held in Dublin.
The event will probably be most relevant to a member of the CSR/Operations team however please feel free to attend if the agenda is of interest to you.
ECR Ireland are supporting the ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group who are hosting their next “Sell more, Waste less” event in Dublin on the 13th and 14th of November. These are bi-annual events held at European destinations which gather retailers (predominantly) and suppliers together to discuss and debate how best to manage & prevent food waste. The event is interactive and relies on participant contribution in working towards the common cause of reducing food waste.
The ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group is a retailer-manufacturer working group focused on creating imaginative new ways to, together, better manage the problems of on-shelf availability, shrink and food waste. The rallying cry of the group is "Sell More and Lose Less" and participation in any of the regular meetings is free for any retailer or manufacturer. Download an Overview of the Shrink Group HERE and checkout their WEBSITE HERE
The focus for the 2 days is on waste prevention and reduction in retail and the supply chain with deep dives on redistribution, innovation in waste prevention and stock management, and lessons from the US market.
ECR aims to bring together retailers, suppliers, service providers and academics to discuss and agree action on key topics and review innovation from around the world.
Attendees already confirmed for the November meeting include Kroger, Tesco, Aldi Sued, Lidl Central Europe, Kaufland, Asda, Albert Heijn and Delhaize.
Many thanks to John Brennan as a visit to a Tesco store from a food waste perspective will be part of the tour.
There is also a visit to the FoodCloud Hub during the two days.
The event is particularly appropriate for ECR Ireland as we will launch a “Food & Plastic Waste Interest Group” and can use this event to identify international activities.
The event is for retailers and suppliers only, is completely free to attend and will be held at Trinity Business School.
To register or enquire CLICK HERE and please feel free to forward to any colleagues who may be interested.
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