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Food waste reduction by connecting commercial kitchens to the cloud

April 2019
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Winnow by Winnow Solutions implemented by IKEA (Ingka Group) in Leiden (Netherlands) in 2019

Ingka Group, has reduced food waste by 54% in its IKEA stores. That translates into more than 20 million saved meals and 36,000 tonnes of CO2e that have been avoided.

Winnow by Winnow Solutions implemented by Marriott International in London (United Kingdom) in 2024

This new collaboration will aid Marriott International in attaining its 2025 goal of reducing food waste by 50%, using 2016 as the reference year.


Food waste reduction by connecting commercial kitchens to the cloud

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 18, 2019
From United Kingdom
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 5-6 - Market competition driving widespread deployment &/"Bankable" grade asset class

Using a camera, a set of smart scales and the same type of machine learning technology found in autonomous vehicles, Winnow Vision ‘learns’ to recognise different foods being thrown in the bin and calculates the financial and environment cost of this discarded food to commercial kitchens. Businesses and chefs can then adjust their food purchasing decisions accordingly, reducing their spending and tackling a fundamental problem of food waste: overproduction. Winnow has helped commercial kitchens save more than $33 million in annualised food costs which equates to preventing over 23 million meals going in the bin. The new, AI-powered Winnow Vision is already installed in over 75 kitchens and the technology will be rolled out to hundreds more this year.

The Environmental Benefits

  • 33 000 000$ in total savings from Winnow users.
  • 40-70% reduction in food waste within 6-12 months.

The Financial Benefits

  • Food cost savings in the 3-8% range which improves margins.

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Winnow Solutions

Shine a light on food waste in your kitchen

Headquarters Londres SE1, Royaume-Uni
Type Company
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