Panos pinned for bins overflowing with food in front of a store as it closes

This Sunday evening, a passerby took a photo of the Panos store located on the Meir, the most important shopping street in Antwerp, even though Belgium and the rest of the world are going through a major crisis due to the increase in the prices of energy.

Posted on a Facebook page, the photo caused a lot of talk and forced the parent company of Panos to react. La Lorraine said the branch manager had been contacted.

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A spokesperson for the company defended itself to Radio 2: “It is indeed not a pretty picture that is drawn up. However, these are very limited quantities. In all our stores, the overage is limited to 1.5 or 2% of our total sales. With daily fresh produce, it is never possible to predict exactly how much will be sold. »

“80% of our Panos stores in cities resell their surplus via the “Too Good To Go” application, and we are aiming for 100%. We also collaborate with the Food Bank and other organisations,” continues Nele Van Malderen.


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