SPAR reaches milestone of one million meals saved in partnership with Too Good To Go

September 27, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment, Responsible retailing

SPAR is delighted to announce that it has reached a significant milestone in its global partnership with Too Good To Go with one million meals saved worldwide. It is just nine months since the international partnership with the social impact company was announced. In 13 overlapping European markets, 1,850 SPAR retailers work together in this partnership to offer shoppers an innovative digital solution to reduce food waste.

SPAR’s partnership with Too Good To Go plays a key role across Europe in helping to reduce food waste, particularly for fresh foods and short shelf-life items. Through the Too Good To Go app, SPAR customers can find out how many discounted food packages are available at SPAR stores in their area. The strategic partnership reflects SPAR’s commitment to reducing food waste and its impact on the environment. The milestone also moves SPAR a step closer in supporting the European Union’s goal of halving per capita food waste at consumer and retail level by 2030 as one element of the Green Deal.

Speaking about the one million meal saved milestone, Tobias Wasmuht, CEO SPAR International said: “We are delighted to have met the important milestone of one million meals saved with Too Good To Go, a partnership that is going from strength to strength. This milestone within the first year of our international partnership highlights how effective we are when working together and SPAR’s commitment to reducing food waste. It also highlights the demand from our customers who are taking steps to shop sustainably. We thank our customers for their continued co-operation and support.”

The partnership with Too Good To Go highlights SPAR’s multi-solution approach to supply chain waste reduction. Throughout the supply chain, SPAR addresses food waste in several ways, such as adopting improved processes for forecasting requirements and ordering. Within the stores, unsold fresh food can be incorporated in meal solutions and reductions in prices of short shelf-life foods are other methods implemented. Food donations are also made by SPAR stores to local charities and food banks.

To read more about SPAR’s overall responsible retailing strategy click on this link. An outline of the areas we focus on within our environmental impact reduction programme can be read here.