– Published on
August 25, 2022

5 reasons to digitise your date checking routine

Are you wondering whether a digital date checking solution is something for your store? Maybe you use a manual list today? A digital solution does the same job - only quicker, smarter and more reliably. In our years of helping stores, we have seen a lot of different ways stores manage their date checking. Calendars, colour coding-systems along the shelves, excel files, you name it and we've probably seen it. All of these ways of managing this have now been digitised. We, at Whywaste, are only one of many suppliers on the market that offer a digital date checking solution. Do your research and see if your chain offers a system that you can implement at your store. Whichever way you choose to approach it, we want to inspire you to test it.

More motivating and less time consuming

With digital date checking you are given a set list of the products that need a date check. That means that you only have to check the products that are at risk of becoming waste, the products which do not appear on the list don’t need to be checked. Store personnel using digital date checking say it makes the task less boring and time consuming. And also more motivating.

Take action earlier

You get a chance to take action earlier. No more last minute discounts and no more food that goes into the bin without first going through a proper chain of precautionary actions. By taking this preventative action, the personnel can feel good about themself that they did everything they could. It also is proven to reduce food waste.

Focus on more valuable tasks

You will save hours when it comes to date checking. This means that your personnel can focus on other more valuable work tasks. Such as keeping customers happy or the shelves looking lovely.

Never miss expired products

A mid sized food store has approximately 2500 items in the cold cuts-, cheese- and dairy departments. It’s hard to imagine a few people keeping track of all those expiration dates without a proper system. With a digital solution you’ll reduce the risk of missed items due to human factors. It is also easy to onboard new personnel in your routines.

Reduce food waste

Increased control of date checking in store will reduce your food waste. It will also bring other good things to those who use it. It’ll make your store more profitable. ICA Kvantum Sannegården have reduced their food waste by 40% using our solutions. You can read about their success here!

Combine two good things - Reduce your food waste and save money! A no brainer if you ask us.

Fia Sjöström
Content Creator & Marketing specialist

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