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Henderson collaborates with Gander app to reduce food waste

From left, Darren Nickels, head of Henderson Technology; Ron Whitten, chief financial officer at Henderson Group; Paola Cringle, Team Gander; and Ashley Osborne, founder of Gander.

Gander, a new mobile app laying claim as a global pioneer with its real-time display of reduced produce, has formed a partnership with Henderson Technology to offer the service across the group’s SPAR, EUROSPAR, ViVO and ViVOxtra brands in Northern Ireland.

Aimed at helping grocery stores increase sales of reduced-to-clear, often-yellow labelled food produce, the Gander app will be fed information on reduced produce as it is stickered in-store through Henderson Technology’s award-winning EDGEPoS System. Once sold, items will be automatically removed from the app.

“The Henderson Group has a fantastic sustainability and CSR programme in place with a proactive focus on waste reduction,” said Ashley Osborne, founder of Gander. “Together through this partnership, we can take significant strides towards giving retailers and shoppers alike the ability to have a more sustainable and mindful approach to food shopping.

“For retailers, reduced food can cost them up to 7% of their turnover. At a time when margins are being squeezed, this is revenue sitting on their shelves and that shoppers locally would love to buy, they just don’t know it is there.”

Darren Nickels, head of Henderson Technology, said: “We believe that initiatives like this will help us tackle the moral and environmental problems associated with avoidable food waste. We are delighted to be the first POS provider in the UK to offer this with our EDGEPoS system.”

The Gander app can be downloaded via the Apple or Android app stores and used to locate reduced items at SPAR, EUROSPAR, ViVO and ViVOxtra stores in Northern Ireland.

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