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In a move Spar Scotland says is a first for the Scottish convenience market, its Abronhill and Stonehouse stores have started a trial with food waste app Gander.

This follows Gander exhibiting at CJ Lang’s tradeshow last September in Aviemore.

The trial will run for at least 12 weeks in both stores, with the view to cutting food waste and offering customers the opportunity to buy a selection of fresh food at reduced prices.

Sonya Harper, Central Operations Director at Spar Scotland, said: “Spar Stonehouse and Spar Abronhill were selected as they are two of our Keep it Simple innovation stores and they offer the home delivery service Snappy Shopper.

“The link between Snappy Shopper and Gander is important because over time we are looking to sell reduced products on the Snappy Shopper platform giving our customers additional value as part of the rapid home delivery service already on offer.

“We are looking forward to seeing how the trial develops especially as it is the first in Scotland and we hope the introduction of Gander to Scotland and to Spar Scotland stores will help enable us to reduce food waste and change shoppers buying habits.”

Stacey Williams, Head of Business Development at Gander, added: “Consumer confidence remains weak amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and this partnership will help to tackle the issue head on.”