Driver shortage leading to rising food waste, Tesco warns

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Tesco has revealed that a shortage of HGV drivers is adding to food waste.

The food giant has told government ministers that suppliers are wasting almost 50 tonnes of food a week because of the situation, The Grocer reported.

That is a big change from typical levels and the shortage of drivers remains unresolved.

One supermarket source told The Grocer: “The food waste impact of the driver shortfall has significantly impacted our suppliers’ ability to respond to our orders.

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