Two CJ Lang stores in Scotland, Spar Abronhill and Spar Stonehouse are trialling the feature for a 12-week period, with an eventual aim for it to be rolled out across all Snappy Shopper sites in the coming months.
The app will allow customers to purchase reduce to clear items for delivery as part of their normal shops, cutting food waste and offering customers the opportunity to buy a selection of fresh food at reduced prices.
Snappy Shopper’s founder & CEO, Mike Callachan, said: “Our partnership with Gander to offer reduced to clear items to Snappy Shopper users is something we are incredibly excited about. Not only is this a first-of-its-kind feature, but it enables our retailers to reduce their wastage, meaning they can improve their margins while also supporting their local community as well as having a huge impact on the environment. We are so excited to see the results it has for both our retailers and customers.”
Spar Scotland’s central operations director, Sonya Harper, explained: “As a convenience store business, we feel it is important to reduce the amount of food waste that ends up in landfill. This partnership allows us to reach more customers and make even more of a difference.”
Gander’s head of business development, Stacey Williams, added: “At Gander, we are passionate about finding solutions that reduce food waste while creating value for our customers. It is a huge milestone for retail that reduced to clear food can now be sold on a delivery app, giving consumers the power to make sustainable and cost-saving choices from the comfort of their homes. We are delighted to partner with Snappy Shopper, Spar Scotland and Retail Solutions to make this revolutionary retail concept a reality. “
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