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Impact Voices: A Conversation Series by Divert

Retailer Best Practices to Prevent Wasted Food for a Healthier Planet


On April 24, 2024, Divert hosted a livestream conversation for the Impact Voices series, focused on Retailer Best Practices to Prevent Wasted Food for a Healthier Planet. The event was held on Stop Food Waste Day, the largest single day of action in the fight against wasted food. 

Divert’s VP of Customer Solutions & Success, Ben Kuethe, spoke with Steven Jennings, Stakeholder Relations & Brand Lead, Health & Sustainability at Ahold Delhaize USA, about how retailers are prioritizing and taking action on wasted food prevention.

Key topics included:

  • The solutions needed to eliminate wasted food at the retail level
  • Why addressing wasted food should play an important role in a retailer’s ESG goals
  • How the right tools, data, and knowledge can empower retail associates and employees to drive real change
  • How to achieve the highest level of landfill diversion, optimize edible food recovery, and reduce costs

Our Speakers:

Ben Kuethe - VP Customer Solutions & Success at Divert

Ben Kuethe, VP of Customer Solutions & Success, Divert

Ben Kuethe is the Vice President of Customer Solutions & Success at Divert. Ben joined Divert in 2016 and has played an instrumental role in helping to build and scale Divert’s business. Specifically, over the past four years, he has built out the Solutions & Success team, working with Divert’s retail grocery customers to set a new standard for how wasted food is measured, mitigated and managed. Currently serving over 5,600 customer locations and growing, Divert is setting the foundation to feed more people and decarbonize the food supply chain at scale.

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Steven Jennings, Stakeholder Relations & Brand Lead, Health & Sustainability, Ahold Delhaize USA

Steven Jennings is the Stakeholder Relations & Brand Lead, Health & Sustainability at Ahold Delhaize USA, implementing the local healthy & sustainable retailing strategy by engaging with leadership to focus on four strategic pillars of success; increasing access to Healthier Choices and Personalized Guidance, elevating Transparency and Sustainable Products, Reduce Food and Plastics Packaging Waste while increasing food donations, and Taking Bold Climate Action. Steven has spent the last 27 years with the Ahold Delhaize USA organization supporting the needs of the associates, customers, local communities, and the business.

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