Scottish Grocers Federation has announced a new partnership with Too Good To Go ― an app that helps retailers sell their surplus food directly to 2.9 million consumers.
The app is already helping 20,000 convenience stores across 14 countries sell their daily surplus food to customers, so it doesn’t go to waste.
Linda White, Too Good To Go’s Scotland Lead, said: “Our solution has proved popular and since launching in Scotland we’ve saved over 115,000 meals from being wasted. We look forward to speaking to retailers and working together to help them reduce surplus food, recover sunk costs, and drive new customers to their stores.”
SGF Chief Executive Pete Cheema added: “We are delighted that Too Good To Go has become our newest member. This partnership will enable convenience retailers to effectively tackle the challenges of food waste in a way that helps their business. Increasingly there is an expectation from consumers – and from government – that businesses must be proactive in dealing with these crucial environmental issues. This partnership will enable us to do just that.”
In the UK alone, Too Good To Go users have saved two million bags of unsold goods since 2016. That represents the CO2 equivalent of more than 5,000 flights from London to New York.