New app lets Corby bargain hunters see reduced items the second they hit the shelves

Items given 'yellow stickers' at the Spar shop in Cottingham Road will show on locals' mobile phones

Saturday, 5th June 2021, 5:55 am
Shopper Seana McRory takes advantage of the Gander app.

An mobile app will show shoppers when items are reduced at the Spar shop in Cottingham Road, Corby.

The Gander app, designed to help cut down food waste, has been introduced at the Corby convenience store owned by Hockenhull Garages.

The app was developed to help food stores clear significantly more of their reduced to clear, or 'yellow label' food items.

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It displays reduced to clear food automatically and in real-time, aligning with the store's point of sale system, pushing the reduced food products to the mobile app, as they are stickered in-store.

Similarly, when that item is sold it is automatically removed from the app, providing an instant feed of all reductions in-store at any time.

Ashley Osborne, Co-Founder of Gander said: “We are pleased to welcome Hockenhull Garages and Spar Corby onboard and see them embrace the benefits of the Gander app, with its ability to link directly to its in-store POS systems.

"More and more retailers are understanding the wider importance of cutting waste; it’s what their customers expect and makes good business sense.

"Our team want to support retailers recognise their shared responsibility to work with both shoppers and supply chain partners to commit to a long-term and sustained reduction in food waste levels."

Gander recently celebrated the 100,000 download milestone as it rolls out across the UK and Ireland. To date, Gander has successfully saved 1.7 million food items from going to waste, equivalent to 1,800 tonnes of CO2 since its launch.

The Gander app can be downloaded via the Apple or Android app stores.