2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
Manager, Sustainable Operations
Ahold Delhaize USA
Christine has nearly 26 years of experience in the grocery retail industry with a focus on driving food waste reduction, rescue, and recycling over the last 10+ years. Christine works with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to help bring to life ambitions and strategies across Ahold Delhaize USA on the topics of climate and waste.
Thursday, May 18th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Mapping Out Approaches to Food Waste Measurement
Workshop (Running Concurrently)
You can't manage what you don't measure. Across the food industry, food waste reduction is often buried in operational budgets, where it is accepted as the cost of doing business. Over time, more and more business leaders are recognizing that reducing surplus food is an opportunity to contribute to social and environmental goals, while also improving their bottom lines in the process. To support decision-making, how do we generate accurate and reliable data on food loss and waste measurement? This session will examine how food businesses can successfully build toolkits by providing a comprehensive overview of the various methods and tools available for measuring, estimating, and predicting food waste along the supply chain. This workshop is tailored towards individuals or groups who work at food businesses and are responsible for measurement, as well as those who want their food businesses to measure food waste but don't know how. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of ReFED’s Food Waste Monitor and Solution Database tools — as one methodological example— and then break out into small group discussions where participants will get crash courses in particular food waste measurement methodologies from leading experts. Participants will rotate to different tables every 20 minutes to learn about different methodologies with the ultimate goal of establishing a community of practice to help reduce barriers to entry.