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Focusing on food waste in Cumbria

Shoppers at a recently launched Nisa Local store in Cumbria are being invited to sign up to a new app to help reduce the amount of food going to waste.

The store in Oxford Street, Barrow-in-Furness has partnered with Gander and is promoting it in store to encourage customers to download and save money as well as the environment.

Focusing on food waste in Cumbria front of store fascia Nisa Local

The solution enables the store to list reduced to clear products onto the app which sends alerts to those who are signed up. They then call into the store, knowing what products are available and save themselves money whilst also making a contribution to saving the planet by reducing food waste.

Owner Karen Stephenson, who runs the store with husband Paul, said: “We have a really big fresh range in the store which means there is a risk of high levels of waste, especially as it is still early days and shoppers are getting used to what we stock and so we are still tailoring the range."

Focusing on food waste in Cumbria self serve checkouts and over the counter spirits

“The Gander app works really well at a local level. When reductions are made in store, customers are alerted and can then pop in to get their bargain. As well as highlighting savings to our local community it also helps to reduce waste and the amount of food going to landfills so the store and our customers are able to play a small part in sustainability and tackling the global issue of climate change.”

The app updates in real-time meaning as soon as a product is sold it no longer appears on the app.

The Gander app is free to download from the Apple and Android app stores.

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