Aral customers have been able to buy surplus food at 650 company-owned petrol stations throughout Germany with the Too Good To Go app and thus protect them from waste.
Via the platform, restaurants, cafés, bakeries, supermarkets, canteens, hotels and petrol stations hand over leftover food to self-collectors at a reduced price.
And this is how it works: After downloading the app, users select the nearest Aral petrol station via the location determination and pay for the reserved surprise bag via smartphone.
With the digital proof of purchase, you can pick them up at the respective petrol station within the agreed pick-up time.
On the Lebensmittelretter app, Aral offers unsold food from the petrol station's own bakery shops and bistros in a surprise bag for the price of 3.50 euros – with three times the value of the goods.
Customers can reserve, pay for and finally pick up the bags in advance via app in a certain period of time.
The exact contents of the bags remain a surprise until collection - depending on what is left at the end of the day. These can be, for example, baked goods and snacks from the bakery or bistro that can no longer be sold the next day.
Products from the shop can also end up in the surprise bag in the future. Aral had successfully tested the concept in advance at selected filling stations. In the future, all 1,200 company-owned Aral filling stations will participate in Too Good To Go.
The partner's own Aral filling stations can also cooperate independently with Too Good To Go, so the network can grow even further.