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Source: Aldi

Aldi is rolling out its partnership with surplus food app Too Good To Go to all of its 990 UK stores, following a trial launched last year.

It means bags of surplus food approaching its use by date – which the app calls ‘Magic Bags’ – will be offered from Aldi stores nationwide.

App users can search for their nearest Aldi store and reserve a bag to collect at an allotted time, helping the supermarket cut food waste.

Aldi expects the nationwide rollout to save 4,000 tonnes of food from going to waste annually.

Since 2019, Aldi stores nationwide have also donated food to local causes daily, in an ongoing partnership with the redistribution platform Neighbourly.

“Rolling out our partnership with Too Good To Go is another way of allowing us to cut down on food waste, while also offering customers the opportunity to pick up our food at even lower prices,” said Aldi UK corporate responsibility director Liz Fox.

“With the rising cost of living impacting so many, Too Good To Go offers a simple and accessible way for consumers to save money and reduce waste.”

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Too Good To Go UK and Ireland MD Sophie Trueman said: “We’re thrilled to be rolling out our partnership with Aldi nationally. Having already had fantastic feedback during a successful trial period, I know our Too Good To Go community is going to jump at the chance to save Magic Bags from their local Aldi and prevent even more good food from going to waste.”

Other businesses to work with Too Good To Go – which was created in 2016 – include Deliveroo, Greggs and a number of convenience retailers such as Central England Co-op.