TO HELP REDUCE FOOD WASTE, ALDI EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH COMPANY SHOP GROUP
Following the extension of the supermarket chain’s partnership with Company Shop Group, surplus inventory from Aldi’s network of regional distribution centers will be made available to Community Shop stores located throughout the United Kingdom.
It has been confirmed by the grocery store chain that each of its Regional Distribution Centers will now assist in the redistributing of surplus food items that are unable to be sold in the stores.
Aldi is collaborating with Company Shop Group, the leading redistributor of surplus food and household products in the United Kingdom, to manage surplus stock from its regional distribution centers. Shop Group is the market leader in its industry.
This will then be redistributed to the group’s community shops located all over the country, where, in an effort to assist those who are struggling financially, the items will be sold at reduced prices.
Since the two companies began working together in 2015, Company Shop Group has assisted Aldi in preventing the waste of more than 14,700 metric tons of food. It is anticipated that this new national rollout will prevent an additional 2,860 metric tons of food from being wasted each year.
“Reducing food waste is incredibly important to us, and we know that by rolling out this scheme nationally, it will make a huge difference to communities across the UK,” said Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK. “We know that by rolling this scheme out nationally, it will make a huge difference to communities across the UK.”
“The work that Community Shop does is vital to such a large number of people, and unfortunately, the demand that it is seeing for surplus food is currently higher than it has ever been. By expanding our collaboration with them, we will be able to make a contribution to the betterment of the world together.
Gary Stott, Executive Chairman of Community Shop, said the following in addition: “We’ve worked with Aldi for a long time now, and we are incredibly excited to be able to extend our partnership with them.”
“The surplus stock that we redistribute through Community Shop is a lifeline for so many people, and by rolling out the partnership nationally, we can deliver positive impacts for people and communities on a much larger scale.” “By rolling out the partnership nationally, we can deliver positive impacts for people and communities on a much larger scale.”