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SPAR Switzerland teams up with Too Good To Go to reduce food waste

November 18, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment, Responsible retailing

This past summer, SPAR Switzerland entered into a partnership with Too Good To Go, a movement aimed at inspiring and empowering consumers to take action against food waste.

Too Good To Go food packages are now available in 55 SPAR stores in Switzerland with more and more signing up for the service each week.

Developed in Denmark, Too Good To Go has been available in Switzerland since 2018. The movement was created to save fresh food that can no longer be sold from being binned. To date, more than 1,700 companies across Switzerland, including SPAR, have partnered with Too Good To Go in the fight against food waste.

The SPAR Too Good To Go food packages contain fresh food products worth approximately €16 and can be purchased daily at a special price of €5.50. The packages include vegetables, fruit, dairy products, baked goods and other items from the SPAR range.

To make use of the service, customers can download the free Too Good To Go app on their smartphones and register via e-mail or Facebook. On the app, customers can find out how many food packages are available in which SPAR stores. The packages can then be picked up at the local SPAR store of choice.

In addition to driving food waste reduction, SPAR Switzerland encourages customers to save on packaging by taking their own bag for transport when picking up their Too Good To Go groceries.

Source: SPAR Switzerland

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About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland has undergone several changes since being founded in 1989. In 2000, the family-owned business was transformed into a holding company with three operating companies: SPAR Handels AG, TopCC AG and SPAR Management AG. The business grew further, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.

In early 2016, SPAR Switzerland announced the sale of 60% of shares to SPAR South Africa. The existing management team and shareholders remain involved in the business.