Denmark opens first food waste supermarket!

A charity has reportedly opened Denmark’s first ever food surplus supermarket. The store in capital city Copenhagen called Wefood will sell produce at prices 30 to 50 per cent cheaper than normal supermarkets.

This is according to Independent.co.uk.

Per Bjerre from the NGO behind the market, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, said: “WeFood is the first supermarket of its kind in Denmark and perhaps the world as it is not just aimed at low-income shoppers but anyone who is concerned about the amount of food waste produced in this country.

Reports say Wefood have deal with Føtex (one of the biggest supermarket chains in Denmark) for bread and other products. The surplus store also has agreements with an importers of citrus fruits, a butchers, and a producer of organic fruit and nut bars.

Wefood is also hoping to help reduce the 700,000 tonnes of food waste Denmark produces every year more so as the Danish Minister for Food and the Environment, Eva Kjer Hansen said: “It’s ridiculous that food is just thrown out or goes to waste.

 

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