The retail giant now enjoys increased time-to-value, while reducing retail waste year-on-year.

Retail Insight creates a new model to help Walmart reduce food waste


Waste from unsold items is a long-standing problem facing grocery retailers. The United Nations estimates that around one-third of all food produced is thrown away, the cost of which is valued at around $1 trillion per year globally. Waste reduction helps retailers tackle this cost while also creating ethical and commercial advantages for retailers.

The Solution




  • Rapid time-to-value
  • Brand-new model for waste and markdown activity
  • Year-on-year waste reduction
  • Maximized revenue from sold markdown items

Environmental and ethical concerns

In addition to the environmental and ethical concerns, for retailers there is also a financial concern, with waste costing on average between 3% and 5% of sales, rising above 10% in some cases.

3-5% Average cose of waste to sales

Addressing the challenge of markdown

Retail Insight, the retail data experts, reduce customers’ overall exposure to waste through addressing the challenge of markdown.

For example, Retail Insight has been working with Walmart since April 2017 on multiple fresh food departments across its US store network. The time-to-value has been very fast, with Walmart experiencing an immediate year-on-year reduction in waste as soon as the project began.

Seamless integration

The RI system integrates so seamlessly with Walmart that there are no additional steps, stages or processes for employees to follow.


  • Approximately one-third of all produce is thrown away annually, costing an estimated $1 trillion globally. 

  • Since 2017, Retail Insight has helped Walmart increase time-to-value and experience an immediate year-on-year reduction in waste.

  • Waste costs between 3% and 5% of sales, sometimes rising to as much as 10%.

  • Retail Insight developed a brand-new model for waste and markdown activity that seamlessly integrates with Walmart. 

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