This is an action they both hate following. It is policy to destroy any food or vanity product that has to be sold within the 'best before' date on the item. Most of these goods still have a day or two to spare as newer goods are delivered. I kid you not, but a massive mound, a HUGE variety of meats, sandwiches, sweets, coffee beans, chocolates, desserts, filled fruit baskets, and toiletries, are binned. The majority of the stuff comes from Marks & Spencer and Starbucks. And despite same-day-date-dumping, they still have a few days (and some, weeks) to spare before actual spoilage. They are instructed to slit the packets before dumping them.
What irritates me the most is that these products could go to other causes. Particularly the homeless. People would be more than happy to collect and distribute for that and other charitable causes. Hang - I'd even be happy to see it go to the fox or urban wildlife! But it ALL must go. Destroyed.