Working Papers

Does Cash Really Mean Trash? An Empirical Investigation into the Effect of Retailer Price Promotion on Household Food Waste

Arjen van Lin

Tilburg University

Aylin Aydinli

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Marco Bertini

ESADE Business School

Erica van Herpen

Wageningen University

Julia von Schuckmann

ESADE Business School

Dec 15, 2020

Combines scanner and survey data on household purchase and consumption of eight perishable foods at either regular price or on promotion. Food purchased on a straight discount or multibuy is not wasted as these households report consuming more and taking more preventive action (e.g., freezing food) than do other households.

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