Spar International has announced it will be enhancing its collaboration with digital platform Gander to further tackle food waste.
The partnership was initially launched in Northern Ireland and has grown to become a global agreement.
The partnership will facilitate a wider roll-out across Spar markets, strengthening the collaborative, global approach towards food waste reduction.
The Gander platform will enable retailers to automatically display to shoppers, in real-time, all reduced-to-clear food on the shelves within the Spar stores.
Speaking about the new partnership, Tobias Wasmuht CEO Spar International said: “As an international food retailer, we are committed to creating sustainable solutions for our customers as part of our goal of reducing wastage throughout the supply chain.
“Our food waste reduction strategy leverages technology to achieve greater efficiency at each step, thereby leading to lower levels of food waste. Working with entrepreneurial platforms such as Gander provides sustainable solutions that are important as SPAR seeks ways to reduce the environmental impact.”
Ashley Osborne, founder of Gander, added: “Since our launch in the Eurospar and Spar stores in Northern Ireland, we have seen phenomenal results and managed to drastically minimise the levels of food waste at the end of each day.
“We really look forward to extending this benefit out to the wider SPAR network and are delighted to work with Spar International who are exceptionally pro-active in their approach to solutions that help reduce food waste from farm to fork.”