SPAR Hungary rolls out Munch food-saving app in SPAR stores nationwide

June 22, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment

After a successful six-month pilot, SPAR Hungary rolled out the Munch app across all SPAR and INTERSPAR stores nationwide. This digital solution offers cheaper, faster and more convenient access to food products before they go to waste.

Reducing food waste is a key pillar of SPAR Hungary’s sustainability programme, which is strengthened through this initiative. Munch was created by Hungarian innovators to cut food waste and promote sustainable, responsible, food consumption. The initiative is available through both an app and a website, offering customers a quick and convenient tool. Users reserve the selected package, pay online, and collect instore within a set time slot.

SPAR Munch packages

At participating stores, a variety of products, ranging from fruit and vegetables, to meat and dairy products, can be included in the SPAR Munch packages, but all are nearing the end of its shelf-life. The packages are sold for a third of the original price. During the past six months, over 26,000 packages were purchased, reducing food waste by almost 26 tonnes.

The strategic partnership with SPAR has taken food waste reduction to the next level, bringing food savings to consumers shopping in one of the largest grocery retail chains in Hungary. Through awareness generation via the app, food which is reaching its shelf-life expiration can not only be purchased for own consumption but can then be donated to those in need. Munch is active on social media, giving customers useful information and ideas about how to drive food waste even lower.

Source: SPAR Hungary.

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About SPAR Hungary

The first SPAR Supermarket opened in Hungary in 1992, following the acquisition by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) of a majority stake in General Kereskedelmi Rt. Since its launch, SPAR Hungary has been actively involved in developing the country’s retail industry.