Aldi cuts food waste with Company Shop Group partnership

Discount grocer Aldi has extended its partnership with Company Shop Group in a bid to reduce more food waste in the UK.

As a result of the partnership, the German discount grocer has revealed that all its Regional Distribution Centres will now help redistribute surplus food that cannot be sold in its stores.

This will then be redistributed to the group’s Community Shops across the UK, where items will be sold at discounted prices as a way to help those in need.

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With this new national roll out, Aldi aims to prevent a further 2,860 tonnes of food from going to waste each year.

“Reducing food waste is incredibly important to us, and we know that by rolling this scheme out nationally, it will make a huge difference to communities across the UK,” Aldi UK corporate responsibility director Liz Fox said.

“The work that Community Shop does is vital to so many people and, sadly, the demand it is seeing for surplus food is currently higher than ever. By extending our partnership with them, we can make a positive difference together.”

The partnership was first launched in 2015, and has helped the supermarket prevent over 14,700 tonnes of food going to waste.

Community Shop executive chairman Gary Stott added: “We’ve worked with Aldi for a long time now and are incredibly excited to be able to extend our partnership with them.

“The surplus stock that we redistribute through Community Shop is a lifeline for so many people, and by rolling out the partnership nationally, we can deliver positive impacts for people and communities on a much greater scale.”



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  • We are a local Community Fridge a project entirely carried by volunteers, collecting food from supermarkets that would otherwise go in the bin but is still perfectly good. About 100 people come to us every week to get some of this. Will Aldi simply drop projects like these now?


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