Gander food waste app passes 100k downloads

Gander connects shoppers to reduced foods inside supermarkets.

A NORTHERN Ireland app designed to reduce food waste has now surpassed 100,000 downloads after signing up a number of new retailers.

Gander, which automatically connects shoppers to reduced foods inside supermarkets, is now linked up with 380 stores across the UK and Channel Islands.

Spar International and Heart of England Co-op are among the latest retail franchises to sign up with the app developer.

Gander is designed to integrate directly with in-store point of sale (POS) systems, enabling retailers to automatically display to shoppers in real-time all reduced-to-clear food on the shelves.

Gander co-founder Ashley Osborne said the app has to date saved 1.7 million food items from going to waste.

“Gander gives consumers real-time visibility of reduced products and they can create favourite products and favourite stores to show reduced products that are available,” he said.

“But alongside this functionality, the reporting mechanic for retailers is invaluable and one of a kind within the market.

“We give extensive data back to the retailer through our analytics platform on which they can act in real time, such as amount wasted, number of reductions live, best times for reducing, reduction compliance in each store, as well as how users are interacting with their reductions in each of their stores.”

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