A non-profit organisation has opened Denmark’s first ever food surplus supermarket. The store in capital city Copenhagen called Wefood sells products at prices 30 to 50 per cent cheaper than in normal supermarkets. In the last five years, Denmark has reduced its amount of food waste by 25 per cent.
“A supermarket like WeFood makes so much sense and is an important step in the battle to combat food waste.” – Eva Kjer Hansen, Danish Minister for Food and the Environment
Wefood is hoping to help reduce the 700,000 tonnes of food waste Denmark produces every year. If WeFood’s popularity continues and they are able to maintain its food deliveries, the store wants to open branches across the country.