Spar becomes first retailer in Ireland to partner with Too Good To Go

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Spar has become the first retailer in Ireland to partner with Too Good To Go, in a bid to tackle food waste.

The new partnership, which will start in Dublin, will see participating Spar stores having the ability to select a range of short shelf-life products that remain in perfect condition but are unlikely to be sold on the day, to be sold in ‘Surprise Bags’, for reservation via the Too Good To Go app.

The ‘Surprise Bags’ will then be sold in-store for a third of the original value.

READ MORE: Spar saves one million meals in partnership with Too Good to Go

Products that are likely to feature regularly in the ‘Surprise Bags’ include fruit, vegetables, salads, prepared meals, bread and pastries.

“Research shows that food waste is estimated to account for approximately 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, making it a key issue that the retail sector as a whole must tackle head-on,” Spar sales director Colin Donnelly said.

“Spar’s partnership with Too Good To Go marks another step in our own journey towards stronger sustainability while also providing a quality tool for our retailers to better manage short shelf-life products. This solution is a win-win from every perspective.”

The news comes as Spar International is set to launch its new own-brand range, Spar N°1, across its European franchise locations.

According to the convenience retailer, the selection will initially be made available throughout its 11,890 stores in 26 European markets, before an international expansion over its second phase.

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