Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, at its store in East Renfrewshire.

Following a successful trial last year, the supermarket is making the surplus food bags available nationwide, including at its Newton Mearns branch, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers.

The ‘Magic Bags’ will contain a range of grocery products that are approaching their sell-by or use-by dates at less than a third of the price, costing just £3.30 each to purchase for at least £10 worth of food.

To get a Magic Bag, shoppers can download the free Too Good To Go app and search for their Aldi store, before reserving a bag to collect from the store at an allotted time.

Sophie Trueman, managing director UK and Ireland at Too Good To Go, said: “We’re thrilled to be officially launching our partnership with Aldi nationally.

“Having already had fantastic feedback during a successful trial period, I know our Too Good To Go community in East Renfrewshire is going to jump at the chance to save Aldi Magic Bags and prevent even more good food from going to waste.”

The nationwide roll out is expected to save a further 4,000 tonnes of food from going to waste annually and will form a key part of Aldi’s ongoing commitment to cut food waste.

In addition, the store in Newton Mearns will continue to donate surplus food to local causes 365 days of the year.

Liz Fox, corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, added: “Rolling out our partnership with Too Good To Go is another way of allowing us to cut down on food waste, while also offering customers in East Renfrewshire the opportunity to pick up our food at even lower prices.

“With the rising cost of living impacting so many, Too Good To Go offers a simple and accessible way for consumers to save money and reduce waste.”