Northern Ireland joins fight against food waste

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

A real-time mobile app designed to help food retailers clear their reduced-to-clear stock has launched in Northern Ireland.



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3 September 2019 | 0

A new industry-first app has launched in Northern Ireland, with the potential to revoultionise the fight against food waste. Gander is a mobile platform that displays ‘reduced to clear’ food products. The app’s creators have brought the tech solution to life in partnership with the Henderson Group under the Spar, Eurospar, Vivo and VivoXtra brands.

Gander displays reduced to clear food automatically and in real-time, with Henderson Technology’s award-winning EDGEPoS 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 making it simple and effective for the shopper.

Speaking on the launch of Gander into Northern Ireland, Ashley Osborne, one of the app’s founders, said the team is delighted to be partnering with the Henderson Group. “The Henderson Group has a fantastic sustainability and CSR programme in place,” Osborne said, “with a proactive focus on waste reduction. 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.”

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 store. Gander will roll out across the UK and ROI following the successful launch of the app in NI, to help drastically reduce waste at a National level.

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