SOUTH WALES-based retailer, Filco Market, has embarked on a partnership with world first anti food waste app, Gander. The retailer has rolled out Gander’s ground-breaking technology in all nine of its stores, in Llantwit Major, North Cornelly, Sarn, Cowbridge, Taibach, Talbot Green, Caerau, Bryntirion and Maesteg.
The Gander app will integrate seamlessly with Filco Market’s EDGEPoS system, which is powered by Henderson Technology. The app’s real-time technology will allow the retailer to achieve significant cost savings whilst reducing food waste.
Established in 1946, Filco Market is an independent grocery chain based in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Operating as part of the NISA group, it is one of the only Welsh convenience retailers to source milk, butchery products, eggs and pies from local Welsh farms and suppliers.
The retailer’s partnership with Gander will allow consumers to avail of the app’s ground-breaking technology. Gander will provide them with real time information on ‘reduced to clear’ food items, enabling them to save money on weekly food bills, whilst reducing food waste.
As well as displaying ‘reduced to clear’ food products in real-time, Gander automatically removes sold items from its live feed of all in-store reductions. The app’s optimized interface also allows consumers to search by location rather than just specific stores, and to view additional store offers.
Speaking on the partnership with Gander, Matthew Hunt, Director at Filco Market, says, “At Filco Market, we want to drive for a more sustainable future and Gander provides a fantastic solution to reducing food waste.
“We are impressed with the analytical reporting that Gander provides, empowering store managers to make well-informed decisions on their stores’ reduced-to-clear operations and improving profit and loss.”
Gander’s proprietary Ganderlytics analytics platform will allow Filco Market to access data on all aspects of wastage at store, area, or head office level. It will also provide a comprehensive insight into reduced-to-clear stock, wastage, store compliance, redistribution, and customer engagement.
Stacey Williams, Head of Customer Engagement and Business Development at Gander, comments, “We are proud to partner with Filco Market and are delighted that our technology will now be available to consumers in stores across the South Wales area.
“As a leading purveyor of locally sourced produce in South Wales, Filco Market is a natural fit for our technology and we look forward to working together to help reduce food waste and support consumers to maximise their shopping budget during these difficult times.
“We hope that incorporating Gander’s technology with its own systems will allow Filco Market to improve in-store efficiency and customer engagement, streamline processes and gain valuable business insights via our Ganderlytics analytics platform.”