Minimising Food Waste

By August 31, 2017 No Comments

Glinwell has been supplying fresh produce to Tesco for 40 years. We’ve been a dedicated tomato supplier since 1995 and provide a complete range of conventional and organic British tomatoes. We supply tomatoes all year round from our five UK production sites, as well as our overseas sites and partnerships.

We grow 15 varieties of tomato from Piccolo, Marzanino and Baby plum to various coloured speciality tomatoes on and off the truss, producing 9,604 tonnes annually.

Saving edible fruit from being wasted is very important to Glinwell. Our 450 loyal team have a passion for what they do, and their care and attention give us complete control – from the moment we plant the seed to when we deliver to Tesco. It also makes sure we can trace everything at every stage and pay attention and care to the crop.

To stop fruit being wasted, we have found alternative outlets for “wonky” tomatoes that do not make it to the fresh produce shelves due to imperfections, such as size. We work with Tesco partners to supply other tomato based products such as Tesco Deli counter, Tesco salad bowls and Tesco sharing platters.

We are also a partner with food redistribution charity FareShare. Glinwell have been supporting FareShare since June 2016 and have supplied approximately 15,000 kilos of tomatoes. We are working with FareShare to find easier ways to deliver additional tomatoes through their network and help feed even more people in need.

Another outlet for our tomatoes is our own-brand products, Cannatella & Colletti. Whatever is not taken by Tesco, we use in our gourmet sauces.