Lidl confirm their £1.50 fruit and veg boxes will be arriving in Sheffield

Lidl has confirmed that their ‘Too Good to Waste' fruit and vegetable boxes will be rolled out in Sheffield following a succesful trial.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 2:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 4:05 pm
Lidl Store on Castlebeck Avenue Sheffield
Lidl Store on Castlebeck Avenue Sheffield

The boxes, priced at just £1.50 for approximately 5kg, contain fruit and vegetables from the store shelves, which have become slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated, but are still perfectly good to eat.

They are put together daily by the discounter’s dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists, and are available to customers from opening until midday, at which point, any leftover boxes are given to local good causes through Lidl’s surplus food redistribution programme, Feed it Back.

Christian Härtnagel, CEO Lidl GB, said: “The positive feedback that we have received off the back of our trial has been incredible; from our colleagues who are showing so much passion for them, to our customers who were getting in touch from the get go asking where they could get one.

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“We’re therefore really excited to be rolling the boxes out to all of our stores nationwide, and we’re really pleased to see that it’s also starting to be adopted by other supermarkets.

“The really brilliant thing about this initiative is that, not only is it helping to tackle the highly important challenge of food waste, it’s also helping our customers make even more savings.

“Additionally, it’s a great example of how we, as discounter, can utilise our lean and efficient business model to fulfil our mission to make good, healthy food more affordable and accessible, whilst acting sustainably.”

The initiative, which is an industry first, is designed to reduce fruit and veg waste in store, and has already eliminated 250 tonnes of food waste