Lidl Polska are currently trialing a new “Buy, don’t throw away” 70% discount section in order to reduce its food waste.
The new initiative is being trialed in Poznan. Should the scheme prove popular, it will likely be adopted in Lidl stores across the country.
Replying to a post about the scheme on Facebook, Lidl Polska declared that their new discount section is aimed at “doing more” to have a positive “impact on the environment”. They also stressed that “sustainable development is an integral part of the company’s strategy”.
As far as we are aware, this scheme is the first of its kind in Poland. It is also worth noting that in some countries such as France, supermarkets are even obliged to give away unsold food.