Snappy Shopper joins forces with food waste app Gander

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Home delivery app Snappy Shopper has teamed up with Gander, an app providing real-time information on reduced item goods.

Snappy Shopper said the partnership will enable independent retailers to decrease waste and support their local communities, while increasing revenue with the boost to overall basket spend.

Gander will integrate into product menus on the Snappy Shopper app, highlighting reduced products that would otherwise go to waste.

The feature is expected to improve convenience stores’ bottom lines with an average 90 per cent of reduced items sold instead of becoming surplus and 77 per cent of shoppers buying a full price item as well as reduced stock.

Retailers can offer an average 50 per cent discount, motivating shoppers to purchase before products go to waste. Gander has already empowered customers to save more than 15 million food items, save a collective £20.6 million on their food shop bill, and has saved over 14,500 tonnes of CO2.

“Snappy Shopper’s partnership with Gander will mean that independent retailers can grow their sales, while reducing food wastage. We believe that Gander’s product enables convenience stores to improve their environmental impact and support their communities during the tough economic times ahead,” Dael Links, head of B2B marketing at Snappy Shopper, said.

Stacey Williams, head of business development at Gander, added: “Consumer confidence remains weak, and the rise in interest rates coupled with talk of recession will do little to improve the situation. The Bank of England now expects inflation to reach over 13 per cent in October when energy bills rise again, putting struggling households under further pressure. This means that both consumers and retailers are in for a rocky road throughout the rest of 2022.

“The partnership is another positive step forward to help tackle these issues head on. It will expand access for consumers to save money on reduced food, help reduce food waste and therefore contribute to even greater savings in CO2; plus improve the bottom line of retailers as well as strengthen their sustainability ambitions.”