Online grocer venues are gaining traction. Even e-commerce giant Amazon is among those that have added food sales to their portfolio, and it has publicly stated its plans to expand operations in this market. Meanwhile, this evolving shopping trend adds new dimension to the issue of food waste management across the supply chain.
A big question is will these models add to, or reduce, wasted food, which accounts for more landfilled garbage than any other material? Some sustainability experts project that overall, online grocers will help cut food waste. Others believe there is potential for more problems.