United against Food Waste: Metro and Too Good To Go expand European Partnership

18 September 2019
METRO and the food rescue app Too Good To Go announce the expansion of their partnership. Following the pilot regions in Germany and the Netherlands, Too Good To Go will now also work with METRO in France, Spain, Italy and Belgium.
United against Food Waste: METRO and Too Good To Go
United against Food Waste: METRO and Too Good To Go

METRO and Too Good To Go today announced the expansion of their partnership, first launched in Germany on World Food Day in October 2018 and extended with a letter of intent between the two companies in May 2019. Since then, users of the anti-food waste app have been able to rescue unsold meals from landfill at reduced prices from the canteen at the METRO headquarters in Düsseldorf, selected store restaurants in Germany and at all 17 METRO stores in the Netherlands.

Over 12.000 meals have been saved in the pilot regions of Germany and the Netherlands. Too Good To Go will now also work with METRO in France, Spain, Italy and Belgium.

The international wholesale specialist METRO, aiming to halve food waste in its own operations by 2025, officially began its partnership with Too Good To Go, the leading app against food waste, in October 2018. It currently includes the two restaurants at the METRO campus in Düsseldorf, the store restaurants in Neuss and Krefeld, Germany, and all wholesale stores in the Netherlands, and will now be expanded to Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.

"Fighting food waste is our obligation as a food wholesaler," said Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director Corporate Responsibility METRO AG, explaining the motivation behind the two companies' alliance. "Resources are scarce. We must deal with them responsibly. And we must be aware that the tons of food thrown away globally every year emit huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Food waste is a climate killer."

Since launching the cooperation between METRO and Too Good To Go in the Netherlands and Germany in June 2019, almost 90% of all food made available on the app from the Dutch METRO stores and store restaurants in Germany has been saved – well over 12,000 meals.