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Starbucks Japan targets food waste with 20% end-of-day discount

Price cut on leftovers part of sustainability and charity efforts

Part of the proceeds from the discount sales will be donated to a group that runs soup kitchens for children. (Photo courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Japan)

TOKYO -- Starbucks Coffee Japan will fight food waste by offering discounts on products nearing expiration, with the markdowns beginning Monday at stores nationwide.

Certain baked goods, sandwiches and other items will be sold at a 20% discount around three hours before store closings. The specific items and the timing for the markdowns will depend on the day's inventory. Markdowns will not apply to delivery services or orders placed on the coffee chain's app.

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