New Research Finds Increasing Number of Grocery Stores in Densely Populated Areas Could Reduce Food Waste Up to 9%

February 12, 2020 INFORMS

Food waste is a big problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. New research in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management finds that increasing the number of grocery stores in certain areas can drastically decrease waste.