Retailer has sold 400,000 ‘Surprise Bags’ since food waste reduction partnership began 12 months ago

Aldi's Surprise Bags include fruit and veg depending on availability

Aldi’s Surprise Bags include fruit and veg depending on availability

Aldi has reached a significant milestone in its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good to Go.

Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket has now sold 400,000 ‘Surprise Bags’ to customers in stores, as well as saving up to 1,000 tonnes of CO2e since the partnership began.

Since launching in February 2023, the collaboration has helped shoppers save almost £8 million.

The Surprise Bags contain a range of grocery products, sometimes including fresh fruit and vegetables, that are approaching their sell-by or use-by dates.

The bags are sold at less than a third of the original price of the products they contain. They cost just £3.30 each for at least £10 worth of food. 

To collect the bags, customers can search for a nearby Aldi store on the Too Good To Go app, before selecting a timeframe to pick up their bag.

Liz Fox, national sustainability director at Aldi UK, said: “Our partnership with Too Good To Go has been vital in helping Aldi hit its target for reducing food waste early – which has since seen us set a new goal to reduce food waste by 90 per cent before 2030.

“Not only has the scheme helped reduce waste, but it also offers a simple and accessible way for customers to save extra money when shopping at Aldi. We hope even more shoppers will be able to benefit from our Surprise Bags in the year to come.”