Innovative Isle of Man-based reduced food app, Gander, was announced as winner of the Mannin Hotel Award for Technology Innovation of the Year at this month’s Awards for Excellence, which are supported by Isle of Man Newspapers.

The Technology Innovation of the Year award recognises businesses that are empowering and enabling people to thrive in a digital world. It celebrates those paving the way with innovation and technology and ensuring that the Isle of Man is at the forefront of the tech evolution.

Revolutionary app, Gander, provides retailers and consumers with an easy solution to reducing food waste amid the cost-of-living crisis by delivering real time information on reduced stock into the palm of the consumer’s hand. Its proprietary Ganderlytics analytics platform also provides retailers with the data and technology needed to alleviate issues with reductions, wastage, and compliance.

To date, the app has saved 19.9 million food items from becoming waste and 20,947 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the environment across 506 participating stores.

Trudi Williamson, MBE. Deputy Chairman at Isle of Man Newspapers, says, “The Awards for Excellence showcases the brightest and the best of the Manx community and shines a spotlight on impressive businesses like Gander.

“The Isle of Man already punches above its weight in many areas including sport, and it’s fantastic to see us punching above our weight on a global scale for innovation and entrepreneurship.”

The annual Awards for Excellence are a highlight of the Manx calendar, with more than 600 local companies, charities, individuals and public sector teams recognised since the awards began.

Open to organisations operating across all sectors, the Technology Innovation of the Year award is given to the organisation which can best demonstrate: use of technology to solve a business challenge or open up a new market; innovation in the solution; usability; cost-effectiveness and; strong business growth opportunity.

Gander’s Head of Customer Engagement and Business Development, Stacey Williams, adds, “It is an honour for Gander to be recognised as Technology Innovation of the Year at this year’s Awards for Excellence in its native Isle of Man.

“Gander is a world first. During its testing phase, our revolutionary technology helped retailers to improve their sell-through rates by up to 95 per cent, their markdown loss by 38 per cent, their instore compliance by 40 per cent and their shrinkage by 24 per cent. Our Ganderlytics analytics platform also tells us that Gander shoppers on average save 56 per cent on their food shop!

“We hope to continue helping retailers and consumers alike to play a significant part in reducing food waste.”

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