Gadis has been a pioneer in providing to its customers free reusable mesh bags and recycled paper in the fruit and vegetable sections with the aim of offering more sustainable purchase alternatives at its Gadis points of sale located in Galicia and Castilla y León, as reported by the company.
Previously, the company considered various options and conducted the relevant studies based on the priority of ensuring food safety and traceability of products in the fruit and vegetable sections. One of the measures has been the implementation of an innovative weighing system, in May 2018, which allows the use of a single bag for different pieces and varieties.
Also, Gadis has been developing a strategy with other initiatives, such as the gradual and widespread introduction of recycled paper bags since February 2019 for customers to use for free, in the fruit shop section; or reusable mesh bags for multiple uses that can also be purchased since November 2018 in the fruit and vegetable sections.
The chain has made a “very positive” assessment of these three measures implemented in recent months and detects a total acceptance by customers, “increasingly sensitized to the preservation of the environment and to contribute to greater environmental sustainability.”