World first anti food waste technology platform, Gander, is calling on people across the UK to join the fight against food waste this World Food Day. An international day of action against hunger, this year’s event, which occurs on 16th October, is themed, “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.”

The global event, which occurs annually on October 16th, is intended to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.

Data from climate action NGO, WRAP* indicates that UK households and businesses waste around 9.5 million tonnes of food annually and Gander’s multi-award-winning technology aims to provide retailers and consumers with a straightforward solution to tackling food waste.

Through retail partnerships with 548 stores, the platform has, to date, saved 30 million food items from becoming waste and 31,600 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the environment.

Gander’s Head of International Sales, Sanchia Newman, says: “Households and businesses across the UK generate an astronomical amount of food waste each year and this World Food Day, we are imploring people across the country to join us in our bid to tackle this once and for all.

“Gander was established in 2019 to enable retailers and consumers to help reduce food waste and since, our tech has helped to prevent millions of food items from going to waste.

“We would encourage everyone play their part in the battle against food waste so that we can grow, nourish and sustain together.”

Gander, which has partnered with retailers throughout the UK, recently embarked on its first international expansion by partnering with Spano’s IGA and Country Grocers, in the Queensland and Victoria areas of Australia.

Its tech integrates seamlessly with retailers’ point of sale systems, allowing them to improve sell-through rates, markdown loss, instore compliance and shrinkage whilst reducing food waste.

Its live interface also provides consumers with real time information on reduced food items, allowing them to search for reductions in their local area and view temporary promotions in store.

This helps customers to maximise weekly food budgets and play their own part in reducing food waste.

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