IKEA West Chester, located 30 miles outside Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, has been using the Leanpath food waste prevention platform in its restaurant and bistro for a little over a year. The store measured an initial annualized food waste weight of 14,000 kilograms. By setting goals and keeping the team focused and trained, the store cut its food waste by 20 percent in one year. That translates to nearly 5,000 meals saved from the bin.
Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman shared his view of the past, present and future of food waste at the 25th annual Chef's Culinary Conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City has been a Leanpath client since 2016. Since then they have reduced food waste by 54%, saving 61,000 pounds of food waste from hitting the landfill. We visited the team in Washington, DC, to talk about their success in preventing food waste with Leanpath.
IKEA's Burbank store, in California, has food sales that rank among the highest of the 47 stores in the U.S. On a Saturday, they will sell up to 14,000 items. IKEA co-workers began tracking the store's food waste in February 2017 using Leanpath automated measurement systems and identified its annual waste level to be over 15,000 kilograms. After a year of tracking waste in real time with Leanpath systems—and developing food waste prevention strategies based on that data— IKEA Burbank has shown dramatic improvement: a 30 percent reduction in food waste, which equates to over 10,000 meals saved from the bin.
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