Top 50 Indie the Kay Group, has joined forces with food waste management app, Too Good To Go, in a bid to reduce its food waste from across its forecourt convenience stores.
Too Good To Go lets people buy surplus food and drink from hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, pubs and producers to stop it from going to waste. Consumers simply download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby businesses with unsold produce. They then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’, collect it at an allotted time and enjoy it.
The Kay Group is initially trialling Too Good To Go at six of its Spar locations: Ellesmere Port, Beighton, Rockingham, Burnley, Clitheroe, and Nelson. The Magic Bags available are filled with a selection of grocery items fruit, vegetables, meat, bread and more. The Grocery Magic Bags cost £3.50 each, but contain a selection of food items worth up to £10.20.
Since the launch of the trial two weeks ago, the Kay Group has apparently already saved over 200 Magic Bags filled with surplus food that would have otherwise been wasted.
Ashley Kay of The Kay Group said: “We are very excited to partner with Too Good To Go and to reduce food waste across our network. We look forward to joining other businesses in this global movement to ensure food gets eaten rather than wasted.”
Paschalis Loucaides, managing firector of Too Good To Go UK, commented: “We’re delighted to be launching this partnership with The Kay Group and to welcome them into our growing community of over 17,000 partner food businesses across the UK. This collaboration will mean that the abundance of delicious food available at their locations will be enjoyed and eaten rather than wasted, and I know our local community of app users in the trial areas are going to love their Magic Bags. I’m really looking forward to seeing the impact we can make together.”