Snappy Shopper teams up with Gander to offer reduce to clear items

Snappy Shopper has teamed up with anti-food waste app Gander, to become the first delivery app to offer reduce to clear items for home delivery.

The pioneering move from both brands will see two CJ Lang stores in Scotland, SPAR Abronhill and SPAR Stonehouse, trialling a feature for a 12-week period.

They aim for it to be rolled out across all Snappy Shopper stores in the coming months, a move that will have a huge impact for both shoppers and the environment alike.

In December, Snappy Shopper raised a seven-figure sum from existing investors to fuel its ongoing growth ambitions.

On top of that, anti food-waste company Gander recently unveiled a range of new features and enhancements that look to improve the consumer experience on the platform.

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According to the food delivery platform, a third of all food made for human consumption ends up in landfill. In Scotland alone, 600,000 tonnes of food and drink waste ends up in landfill each year.

“If Scotland is going to reach the Scottish Government’s target of reducing food waste by 33% by 2025, it needs everyone pulling in the same direction to do more and working together,” Snappy Shopper said.

Snappy Shopper and Gander’s new feature, a first for any delivery app, works by allowing Snappy Shopper customers to purchase reduce to clear items for delivery as part of their normal shop, reducing food waste as well as offering customers the opportunity to buy a selection of fresh food at reduced prices.

“Our partnership with Gander to offer reduced to clear items to Snappy Shopper users is something we are incredibly excited about,” founder and chief executive officer of Snappy Shopper, Mike Callachan said.

“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.”

Head of business development at Gander, Stacey Williams commented: “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,” he said.

Central operations director at SPAR Scotland, Sonya Harper said: “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.”



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