Convenience retailer, One Stop has announced an exciting new partnership with the innovative Swedish food tech company, Whywaste. Following a highly successful trial, One Stop will implement Whywaste’s solution in all 1,000 stores.
The collaboration started back in 2022 with a successful trial in 4 stores, showing impressive results, with an average of 14.3% waste reduction in fresh and ambient areas – a major achievement.
The partnership between One Stop and Whywaste is a significant step forward in reducing food waste and supporting One Stop’s ambition to reach net zero across its full value chain by 2050. Using Whywaste’s SaaS solution, retailers receive precise product expiration data together with smart markdown recommendations, ensuring that soon-to-expire products are sold, not wasted.
Richard Turton, Head of Supply Chain at One Stop said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Whywaste – we’re committed to reducing food waste and our environmental impact as much as we can, where we can. The Whywaste software will enable us to discount products which are close to their sell by date at fair prices, giving our customers another great way to save money when they visit our stores.”
For food retailers, reducing food waste is not only an ethical responsibility but also a business imperative. According to a report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the UK food and drink industry could save an estimated £300 million each year by reducing food waste. This is a significant amount of money that could be reinvested in the business or passed on to customers in the form of lower prices.
Ben Holden, Head of Business Development at Whywaste said “It is always wonderful to see that retailers are embracing the idea that sustainability is an important part of their business. In announcing this partnership with One Stop we are delighted that they have shown their continued commitment to reducing food waste and giving their customers the best offers, together with Whywaste.”
One Stop is committed to providing their customers with high-quality products while also being mindful of their impact on the environment. This partnership with Whywaste is a testament to that commitment and a step towards a better future for the environment.
Whywaste is an EIT FAN Helsinki acceleration programme alumnus from 2021. They offer digital solutions and analytics tools to help grocery stores and chains analyze and minimize food waste, improve efficiency, and make data-driven decisions. Whywaste’s solutions are used in 3000+ stores over 30+ chains all over the world. Asda, ICA, SPAR International and DIA are some of the chains using their solutions to minimize food waste.
Whywaste AB | Berzeliigatan 14, 412 53 Gothenburg, Sweden | +4631 788 98 88
About One Stop
One Stop Stores Limited is a retail convenience business with over 1000 company and franchise neighborhood stores across Great Britain. It employs more than 10,500 colleagues. The majority of its stores open seven days a week from 6am to 10pm and offer local communities a range of convenience food and household goods. For added convenience many stores offer additional services including free cash machines, Post Office, PayPoint (for paying utility bills), lottery and mobile electronic top-up. One Stop is a subsidiary of Tesco which acquired the stores in 2003. It operates as a separate business from its Store Support Centre in Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands and services its stores from 3 distribution centres in Brownhills, Nursling (Hampshire) and Wakefield (West Yorkshire).
One Stop Stores | Apex Road, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands WS8 7HU | 01543 363000
For further information, contact:
Name: Ben Holden
Job title: Head of Business Development
One Stop Stores
Name: Lucy Tyler
Job Title: Marketing and PR Manager