ALDI is rolling out a new service to all its stores in Gloucestershire in a bid to tackle the problem of food waste.

The supermarket chain is teaming up with the surplus food platform Too Good To Go to offer surplus food bags.

Magic bags will contain a range of products that are approaching their sell-by or use-by dates at less than a third of the price, costing just £3.30 each to purchase for at least £10 worth of food. 

Shoppers can download the Too Good To Go app and search for their nearby Aldi store, before reserving a bag to collect from the store at an allotted time. 

The nationwide roll out is expected to save a further 4,000 tonnes of food from going to waste annually and will form a key part of Aldi’s ongoing commitment to cut food waste.  

In addition, all of Aldi’s UK stores in Gloucestershire will continue to donate surplus food to local causes.

Liz Fox, corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, said: “Rolling out our partnership with Too Good To Go is another way of allowing us to cut down on food waste, while also offering customers in Gloucestershire the opportunity to pick up our food at even lower prices.

“With the rising cost of living impacting so many, Too Good To Go offers a simple and accessible way for consumers to save money and reduce waste.”

Sophie Trueman, managing director at Too Good To Go, added: “We’re thrilled to be officially launching our partnership with Aldi nationally. 

“Having already had fantastic feedback during a successful trial period, I know our Too Good To Go community in Gloucestershire is going to jump at the chance to save Aldi Magic Bags and prevent even more good food from going to waste.”

A full list of Gloucestershire Aldi stores that are included in the Too Good To Go app: 

  • Aldi Stroud, Bath Road
  • Aldi Cirencester, Cricklade Road
  • Aldi Gloucester, Bristol Road
  • Aldi Gloucester, Clifton Road
  • Aldi Gloucester, Hucclecote Road
  • Aldi Cheltenham, Grovefield Way    
  • Aldi Cheltenham, Tewkesbury Road
  • Aldi Chipping Norton, Banbury Road
  • Aldi Moreton In Marsh, Stow Road    
  • Aldi Tewkesbury, Gloucester Road