Wholesaler James Hall & Co has launched a new partnership with food waste app Too Good To Go.
The Preston-based company is hoping the collaboration will innovate creative solutions to reducing in-store food waste.
Known for supplying to SPAR retailers across north England, customers will now be able to purchase ‘magic bags’ containing surplus stock.
Products will vary based on how close their shelf life us due to end and best before dates.
A trial scheme officially launched across ten SPAR stores in Lancashire and Merseyside yesterday (14th September) which include the following locations:
. Bispham Road
. Cambridge Road
. Prescot Road
. Roe Lane
Julie McAulay, company stores director at James Hall & Co. said: “As a grocery business, we try to minimise food waste wherever possible and donate unavoidable surplus stock to local charities and food banks.
“Logistical challenges exist when donating fresh food as many organisations do not have the required refrigeration facilities to store or transport fresh food safely.”
The Too Good To Go app allows users to search for a store taking part in the scheme where deals on produce will be advertised to purchase unwanted food at a reduced price.
“This new initiative will complement our current food bank collections and will ensure that we can safely re-distribute all forms of surplus stock for individuals and families across Lancashire and Merseyside,” explained Ms McAulay. “If the scheme is a success, we hope to roll out the initiative across our company owned stores division.”
For more information on Too Good to Go, click here.