Too Good To Go reduces food waste with SPAR in Wales

From today (the 29 June), 14 A.F. Blakemore SPAR stores will be preventing unsold food from going to waste through the Too Good To Go app.

The stores will make up ‘Magic Bags’ of surplus fresh food and groceries, which Too Good to Go’s 2.8 million users in the UK will be able to find and purchase for £3.09. The Magic Bags will include a mixture of food items from fruit and veg to ready meals and fresh meat worth at least £10.

Consumers can download the free app from the App Store or Google Play to find a store near them with surplus food available. Once purchased through the app, customers will then be allocated a time to come and collect their ‘Magic Bag’ of goodies, reducing the daily food waste of stores and ensuring the perfectly edible food is enjoyed.

The stores in Wales that will go live on the app on the 29th are as follows:

  • SPAR – Brackla
  • SPAR – Bridgend TC
  • SPAR – Cefn Glas
  • SPAR – Ewenny Road
  • SPAR – Pontycymmer
  • SPAR – Loughor
  • SPAR – Mount Crescent
  • SPAR – Oystermouth
  • SPAR – Penlan
  • SPAR – Porthcawl
  • SPAR – Baglan
  • SPAR – Aberavon
  • SPAR – St. Clears
  • SPAR – Presteigne

Too Good To Go and A.F. Blakemore first trialled their partnership in 15 stores across Lincolnshire in January and the 15 in Wales joined 24 others across the country in the latest partnership rollout.

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go UK, said: “We are delighted to announce the roll out of our partnership with A.F. Blakemore’s SPAR convenience stores to include the 15 stores in Wales. Fighting food waste is a critical step in tackling climate change and having businesses like A.F. Blakemore join our 3,000 plus partners allows us to increase our impact. Convenience stores are at the heart of many communities and we’re sure that locals will enjoy preventing perfectly edible food from going to waste from their local SPAR store.”

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