Throw it away or sell it for less? Apparently throwing away food and other stuff cost these places less than selling them cheaper so that more people could afford it... at least that's what they want us to believe, and that's what many small businesses are lead to believe as well.
The western philosophy of waste suggests that selling for less will make people only want to buy for less and therefore cut into your profits. It's funny how many of the consumer products businesses that are at the top of their class actually sell for less than their competitors... Walmart, McDonalds, Tim Hortons etc. Less waste is what we need, less waste = less need = less energy use. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse - these three Rs are still the best tenets of eco friendliness.
And while we're at it, I'm trying to help others look at more ways to reduce energy use as well as more ways to recycle and reuse energy.