SPAR Slovenia curbs home food waste by highlighting culinary potential

June 2, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment, Responsible retailing

SPAR Slovenia’s website now features a series of videos showing Slovenian chef Marko Pavčnik preparing top-quality dishes from leftover foods that many people may usually throw away. The initiative is part of SPAR Slovenia’s wider strategy to reduce food waste, in addition to distributing unsold food from SPAR stores to people in need and regular sales monitoring to enable optimal product ordering.

The average Slovene throws away as much as 68kg of food a year. On the SPAR Slovenia website, consumers can find valuable tips on how to reduce food waste in the home by changing certain habits that have a negative impact on the environment.

For several years now, SPAR Slovenia has been working with the charity organisation Association of the Lions Clubs, District 129, on a food donation campaign.

As part of the cooperation, products that have reached their sell-by date, but are still safe to eat, are at the end of the day offered to a local charity for distribution to those in need.

These donated products are mainly freshly prepared food products, vegetables, packed and canned goods as well as dairy and bakery products. A total of 40 SPAR and INTERSPAR stores across the country currently participate in the initiative.

SPAR Slovenia points out that people can join the initiative as volunteers and help distribute food products to those in need by contacting their local Lions Club.

Source: SPAR Slovenia

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About SPAR Slovenia

SPAR Slovenia, operated by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG), was founded in 1991. ASPIAG is a subsidiary of SPAR Austria AG and was granted the licence to operate the brand in Slovenia by SPAR International. SPAR has become a key employer in the country, with a Distribution Centre, bakery and corporate-owned stores providing employment opportunities.

Three store formats are operated in Slovenia: SPAR, SPAR Supermarkets and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. The brand is one of the most trusted companies in the country with Nielsen research placing SPAR first in terms of freshness, quality and range. The SPAR Bakery, which has been continually developed, has played a key role in the overall fresh offer and has received great customer feedback.

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