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ALDI Ireland Offers Surplus Food ‘Surprise Bags’ To Customers For €3.99

By Donna Ahern
ALDI Ireland Offers Surplus Food ‘Surprise Bags’ To Customers For €3.99

ALDI Ireland has announced that it is now offering its customers the opportunity to pick up a surplus food ‘Surprise Bag’, which will contain a range of products that are approaching their sell-/use-by dates at a third of the price, costing just €3.99 each.

According to the discounter, it is rolling out a nationwide partnership with Too Good To Go, making it the first Irish supermarket to partner with the food surplus app.

Following a successful trial last year, the retailer noted that it is making surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste and offer even lower prices to customers.

John Curtin, group buying director at ALDI Ireland, commented, “Our new partnership with Too Good To Go will further enable us to cut down on food waste, while also offering customers the opportunity to pick up our food at even lower prices.

“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.”


‘Surprise Bags’

To avail of a Surprise Bag, shoppers can download the free Too Good To Go app and search for their nearby ALDI store before reserving a bag to collect from the store at an allotted time.

“At Too Good To Go, we believe that saving food from going to waste is a win-win-win – businesses can recover the sunk cost of would-be wasted food, consumers can get good food for less, and with one simple action,” highlights Sophie Trueman, managing director of Too Good To Go UK and Ireland.

“We’re collectively doing something great for the planet by stopping that food from ending up in landfill.”

Read More: World’s Largest Anti-Food Waste App Arrives in Galway


Food Waste 

ALDI has pledged to eliminate 60 tonnes of food waste from its operations in 2023, in support of the government’s National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap 2023-2025.

The nationwide roll-out will reduce food from going to waste annually and form a key part of ALDI’s ongoing commitment to reducing food waste.

In addition to the new partnership, all of ALDI’s 155 Irish stores will continue to donate surplus food to local causes 365 days a year.

© 2023 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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