Company Shop Group cuts food waste through partnership with Too Good To Go
Surplus redistributor Company Shop Group has teamed up with food surplus app Too Good To Go on a new partnership.
The move will see Company Shop Group sell Too Good To Go’s ‘Magic Bags’ that are packed with food items approaching their best before date. Users of the Too Good To Go app will then be able to search, select and collect an available Magic Bag from any of the 14 Company Shop stores across England and Scotland.
Money raised from the sale of the bags will then be donated to the group’s Community Shop social enterprise to help to fund its store expansion programme.
Community Shop supports people living on the cusp of food poverty by providing access to high quality, low-cost food and essential products, as well as learning and development programmes.
The national roll out of the partnership follows a successful pilot across Company Shop stores.
David Lennon, deputy managing director at Company Shop Group, said: “At Company Shop Group, we are always looking for pioneering new ways to reduce waste and working in collaboration with other organisations across the sector is a brilliant way to achieve this.
“Collaborating with Too Good To Go is a perfect fit for us, enabling us to redistribute even more surplus stock and getting it on people’s plates where it was intended. Using the income generated from this partnership to fund the expansion of our Community Shop social enterprise will help deliver significant positive impacts across many more communities, unlocking the true power of surplus stock.”
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