Tracking Freshness ... a Concern
Now think of a scenario - "Total removal of expired stocks from retailers by all the companies". Then the consumers will never bother to check the expiry dates. Now the next question arise is that whether the companies track the outdated stocks. I have personally seen many expired products in the markets, which the retailer keep selling. This is unethical at the part of both retailers and more on the organization.
There should ideally be a supervisor to track the outlets in different markets for the freshness. Now lets look at how this problem arise. The main reason is the inefficient estimate of the stock at the wholesalers and the retailer level. So in a utopian state of perfect estimates, there wont be any damage. But that will always happen. So the companies role should be to come up right estimates if not perfect, which will increase the fressness level of products.
Its not only business ... but something else as well !!