Oscar Mayer partners with CSG to increase surplus stock redistribution

By William Dodds

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CSG will help Oscar Mayer redistribute its surplus stock. Credit: Company Shop Group
CSG will help Oscar Mayer redistribute its surplus stock. Credit: Company Shop Group

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Chilled food manufacturer Oscar Mayer has forged a new partnership with Company Shop Group (CSG) in order to increase the amount of surplus stock that is redistributed.

CSG, a UK-based redistributor of surplus food and household products, will work with Oscar Mayer across its full product range, including private label products, work in progress, finished goods and raw materials.

The partnership will grant Oscar Mayer access to CSG’s “pragmatic industry-focused solutions”​ while providing a single redistribution route across its three UK manufacturing sites.

Meanwhile, the firm's combined technical capabilities will ensure product traceability and brand protection throughout the process, with the agility and scalability needed to redistribute their wide range of chilled goods.

The new partnership is also intended to demonstrate Oscar Mayer’s commitment to improving employee benefits and engagement, as CSG offers perks such as ‘Pop-Up Shops’ which allow staff to buy surplus products at discounted prices.

Surplus stock from Oscar Mayer will be redistributed through CSG stores, as well as through its award-winning social enterprise Community Shop, which supports thousands of people experiencing food insecurity in the UK.

Commenting on the partnership, Sarah Hill, chief people and development officer at Oscar Mayer, said: “We have been committed to redistributing our surplus stock for many years and having the best solutions in place to help us continue reducing our waste.

“This partnership allows us to take that commitment one step further, as Company Shop Group’s innovative and expert solutions provide a trusted route to redistribute our surplus products; this will lessen our impact on the environment whilst also positively impacting communities and our colleagues.”

Elsewhere, CSG managing director Owen McLellan added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Oscar Mayer and are committed to helping them unlock the value from their surplus.

“We have demonstrated our ability to redistribute a wide range of products, and through our industry-leading interventions we can ensure more products end up where they were intended, on people's plate, and we look forward to working together to capture even more surplus.”

In other news, Unilever and Nichols both recalled products this month due to issues with their labelling.

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