Scroll through any supermarket chain’s social media feed and you’re bound to see feel-good stories about charitable food donations to the community. What may seem like an altruistic gesture, at first sight, is actually helping the company’s bottom line, according to research by a Northeastern professor who studies food waste.
Corporate food giants such as Kroger and Walmart traditionally operate on slim margins, meaning their profits are a small fraction of revenue, so they …
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