UK garden centre retailer Dobbies has partnered with surplus food app, Too Good To Go, in a bid to combat food waste across its stores.
The app lets people buy surplus food and drink from restaurants, grocery stores, pubs and producers to stop it from going to waste.
Consumers download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby businesses with unsold produce. They then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’ and collect it at an allotted time.
Customers are able to purchase a Magic Bag in 43 Dobbies foodhalls across the UK, filled with surplus food that would ordinarily go to waste. With an RRP of £12 to £14, the Magic Bags are available to buy for £3.99.
Archie Stewart, head of food at Dobbies, said: “Our partnership with Too Good To Go is an innovative solution for customers and Dobbies to work together on a shared goal of reducing food waste. The Too Good To Go Magic Bags can be collected with ease from our stores across the UK.”
Paschalis Loucaides, UK country manager at Too Good To Go, said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Dobbies and help reduce food waste. We’ve already seen brilliant traction for the Magic Bags on our app and know together we can make a huge difference in making sure food is eaten and enjoyed instead of wasted.”