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COLUMBUS, Ohio (November 19, 2021) – Leading food, fuel and pharmacy retailer Giant Eagle announced today the expansion of Flashfood, a digital marketplace providing customers access to heavily discounted food nearing its best-by date, to 20new store locations throughout the greater Columbus and Cleveland regions. Early this year, Giant Eagle launched a pilot with Flashfood in five locations in Northeast Ohio and added stores in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market months later. With the latest round of stores, Flashfood is currently available to customers shopping at 34 Giant Eagle locations.
The Flashfood app enables customers to browse deals on fresh items like meat, produce boxes, dairy, and bakery items, as well as center-store foods and snacks that are nearing their best-by dates. Purchases are made directly through the app and customers then simply pick their order up from the Flashfood zone located inside their participating Giant Eagle store.
“Working with Flashfood has been a significant value-add for many of our guests, while also allowing our store teamss to ensure that the fresh foods they have available find their way into our guests’ homes,” said Dan Donovan, Giant Eagle spokesperson.
The following 7 locations are Flashfood’s first in the Columbus region:
For all new and existing Giant Eagle locations partnering with Flashfood, and to find a location near you, visit flashfood.com/en/locations/home.
“Giant Eagle has been a tremendous partner for us this year and the expansion of our partnership is a testament to their commitment to the critical fight against food waste,” said Josh Domingues, Founder and CEO, Flashfood. “We’re looking forward to offering even more Giant Eagle guests access to affordable, delicious, fresh food, while giving them a sustainable choice by shopping through our app.”
To learn more about Flashfood, visit Flashfood.com.
Flashfood is an app-based marketplace that strives to eliminate retail food waste by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its best-by date. The mobile app operates in over 1,100 grocery locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Shoppers can buy items from grocery retailers through the Flashfood app and pick them up in-store at great prices while collectively reducing food waste. To date, Flashfood has diverted over 29 million pounds of food, saved shoppers over $70 million and more affordably fed hundreds of thousands of families. Flashfood is currently working with The GIANT Company, Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, SpartanNash, Giant Eagle, Price Rite, Giant Food and Stop & Shop. Flashfood is a free app available on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit www.flashfood.com.
About Giant Eagle
Giant Eagle, Inc., ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $10 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be a leading food, fuel and pharmacy retailer in the region with more than 470 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.