Snappy delivers sanitary support

Snappy Shopper and female retailers make a stand against period poverty in Scotland

Natalie Lightfoot, store owner of Londis Solo Baillieston, stands in front of her store holding period prodcuts.
Natalie Lightfoot, store owner at Londis Solo Baillieston, is one of the many female retailers across Scotland making a stand against period poverty this International Women’s Day.

GROCERY delivery service Snappy Shopper is working with female store operators across Scotland to deliver free sanitary products to consumers – no questions asked.

Customers can add a free sanitary product to their basket in their orders by clicking a banner on the app between 28 February and 6 March.

The promotion is currently running across Londis Solo Baillieston, Spar Condorrat, One Stop Stoneyburn and One Stop Partick. Items included in the pilot include Always Ultra Pads, Tampax Super Tampons and Tampax Regular Tampons.

Lisa Venter, chief transformation officer at Snappy Shopper, said: “Period poverty is a very real challenge faced by people who menstruate throughout the UK.

“Knowing that there are still young girls wrapping their pants with toilet paper, or not going to school due to lack of products sits heavily with me.

“Being able to support them and their families privately is of the utmost importance.

“While the Scottish government is taking steps to combat this issue, we at Snappy Shopper believe free sanitary products should be freely accessible in as many places as possible, which is why we’re making a point on our app in partnership with several of our retailers in Glasgow and West Lothian.

“We hope that this will be the first step in a long-term effort which will allow Snappy Shopper to support the period poverty movement wherever possible.”

The promotion is also benefiting from a presence across Snappy’s social media platforms, urging customers to make use of the scheme.

According to Plan International UK data, one in 10 girls across the UK cannot afford to buy menstrual products, while one in seven continue to afford them.

It’s Snappy’s hope it will be able to offset some of these concerns in the lead up to International Women’s Day with this promotion.

Natalie Lightfoot, store owner at Londis Solo Baillieston, said: “The team at Londis is excited to partner with Snappy Shopper to bring awareness to the issue of period poverty in Scotland.

“We understand the serious financial pressures and taboos faced by women in Scotland who menstruate. Following the pilot, Londis will donate a number of period products to the Glasgow NE Foodbank.”