Aldi ‘Magic Bags’ being rolled out to stores in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire

ALDI shoppers will soon be able to pick up bargain bags at stores in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

The budget supermarket has announced it is rolling out the Magic Bags scheme across the UK.

Magic Bags are available to shoppers for £3.30, but contain at least £10 worth of food which is approaching sell-by or use-by dates.

A partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, has enabled the move, the chain said, and comes after a trial scheme last year.

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

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

In addition, all of Aldi’s UK stores will continue to donate surplus food to local causes.

Liz Fox, corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, said: “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 Somerset 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.”

Sophie Trueman, managing director UK and Ireland at Too Good To Go, added: “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 Somerset is going to jump at the chance to save Aldi Magic Bags and prevent even more good food from going to waste.”

Aldi stores in the region include Blandford, Gillingham, Salisbury, Yeovil and Glastonbury.

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