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EG Group helps save a million bags of food from being dumped

EG group has sold more than a million ‘magic bags’ of food that would otherwise have gone to waste, it announced today (14 June). The group,… View Article

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EG Group helps save a million bags of food from being dumped

EG group has sold more than a million ‘magic bags’ of food that would otherwise have gone to waste, it announced today (14 June).

The group, which operates convenience stores on petrol forecourts, adopted the scheme in the UK in 2020 through the Too Good To Go charity, which works to prevent food waste.

The scheme works through an app which lets customers buy surplus food from stores in mixed bags at a third of the usual price.

EG first offered the bags across a number of its convenience stores and then extended the app to foodservice partners, including Greggs, Starbucks, Cinnabon and Sbarro.

Amina Batool,  the EG group’s head of sustainability, said: “This is a fantastic milestone in our partnership with Too Good To Go, helping to reduce both food waste and carbon emissions. Our collective efforts have avoided carbon emissions equivalent to nearly 500 flights around the world.

“Notably, we have seen a spike in the number of users in recent months, as more and more people monitor household spending closely, and hope that this partnership goes some way in supporting families who are looking for ways to combat the increasing cost of living.”

Sophie Trueman, Managing Director of Too Good To Go UK & Ireland, said: “I’m thrilled to have reached this incredible milestone. EG Group’s commitment to fighting food waste has made them the perfect partner for us, and it’s amazing to see the significant impact we are driving together. Saving delicious food from going to waste not only carries huge benefits for our planet, it can also be a great help in making ends meet. I can’t wait to see our EG Group partnership continue to flourish and reduce even more good food from going to waste.”

The EG group is owned by the Issa brothers, who also part-own Asda.

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