Store’s free fruit for kids of­fer

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Mor­risons Stir­ling is to hand out free fruit to chil­dren in its Munro Road store to pre­vent un­sold items be­ing thrown away. It is to be to of­fered young peo­ple as one of their `five-a-day’, and to help make the shop­ping trip eas­ier for busy par­ents.

The scheme will mean that fruit – which is ripe, sweet and of good eat­ing qual­ity – does not go to waste.

Ev­ery week Mor­risons ex­pects to give away 40,000 pieces of fruit that is within its `sell by’win­dow but is at risk of not be­ing sold.

The com­pany is giv­ing up the op­por­tu­nity to sell this fruit.

A range of fruit in­clud­ing ba­nanas, ap­ples, pears, sweet clemen­tines, and sat­sumas will be of­fered in the store’s en­trance.

Fruit will be lo­cated on a wooden stand at the front of Mor­risons green­gro­cery area and ev­ery morn­ing it will be re­plen­ished.

Chil­dren can help them­selves to the fruit as they shop with their par­ents and it is hoped that the scheme will en­cour­age them to taste and en­joy dif­fer­ent types of fruit.

Store man­anger Gary McE­wan said: “Some­times our store is left with un­sold fruit and cus­tomers would pre­fer us to find a use for it. So we’re putting out fruit - that’s at risk of not be­ing sold - for chil­dren to help them­selves. It’s healthy for them, re­duces food waste in our store and will help make shop­ping eas­ier for par­ents.”

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