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What happens to unsold M&S food?

Our priority is to ensure as much food as possible reaches people’s plates. We’re working hard to predict how much food we need in the first place and then make up to three price reductions a day if necessary to clear short-life products. Where we are left with some surpluses in store we aim to redistribute what we can. We believe that this is a great way of making a positive difference to our local communities and also reduces waste.

Inevitably we are left with some food that we are not able to sell or donate. We send this to anaerobic digestion plants to create electricity (some of which we buy back for our own energy supply) and digestate which can be used as a fertiliser.

Click here to find out more about what we are doing to become a zero waste business

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