Oddbox expands into Scotland with plans for operations in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Oddbox, which rescues and delivers the “too odd” and “too many” fruit and vegetables at risk of going to waste directly from farmers, has announced its expansion into Scotland, starting with Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Oddbox is expanding its delivery radius to nearly one million households across Edinburgh and Glasgow, having started its weekly rescue missions in London six years ago.
It has previously expanded across cities in England and Wales, and has delivered over four million boxes of “odd” (aka the stuff that’s “too big”, “too ugly” or “wrong colour”) and “surplus” produce in that time.
With Edinburgh’s residents making the largest number of visits to the Oddbox website to check on its availability over the past year, apart from Londoners, Oddbox is expecting high demand for its weekly rescue mission.
Emilie Vanpoperinghe, co-founder and CEO of Oddbox, said: Expanding Oddbox into Scotland means growing our community of people doing good for the planet – and having a greater collective impact in the fight against food waste. We’re giving Edinburgh and Glasgow locals a tool to make a change seamlessly in their everyday lives.
Beyond serving delicious fruit and veg to people in Scotland with the latest expansion, allowing them to ‘eat good, do good and stay odd’, Oddbox is bringing a boost to the wider region’s economy by partnering with a local logistics firm, Run It Cool, hiring drivers who are familiar with the local area to ensure smooth delivery for customers.