LOWINFOOD aims to reduce the waste of bread in the supply chain, from bakeries where the bread is produced to supermarkets and bakery shops, where the bread is purchased by consumers.

The planned work plan includes promoting and arranging meetings among stakeholders at different supply chain levels (suppliers/retailers) to facilitate dialogue and develop guidelines and new agreements for a more efficient bread distribution model. Besides, a software of smart food analytics to help reduce inefficiencies in bakeries significantly will be tested, demonstrated and boosted.

Innovations being tested and improved in LOWINFOOD for the bread value chain

5-Bread supplier-retailer agreement

Innovative supplier/retailer agreements for bakery products

The efficiency of new business models for bread supply will be demonstrated, in order to reduce bread waste in the supplier/retailer interface. In fact, the supplier/retailer interface is a key hotspot of food waste in the bakery sector, partly due to take-back agreements, which leads to overproduction and inefficient logistics. The new business models will be designed based on a common understanding among actors participating to the action.

6-Stakeholder dialogue bakery

Stakeholder dialogue to develop guidelines against food loss and waste

Innovative supplier/retailer interactions will be established to overcome issues affecting the quantity of bread wasted at retail stores and bakeries, such as lack of communication, inefficient organisation, unfair commercial practices, etc. Establishing collaboration among suppliers and retailers will facilitate mutual benefits from reducing bread waste.

7-Optimization bakeries production

Software for optimization of bakeries’ production

FoodTracks delivers bakeries the best decisions every day for production, sales and staffing. This software revolutionizes controlling for the bakery sector. A cutting-edge technology with the age-old craftsmanship of baking bread, which helps bakeries become more efficient and save precious resources