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Fairfield, CT (April 3, 2023) – Stop& Shop, a neighborhood grocer for over 100 years, announced today that Flashfood, a digital marketplace that significantly reduces food waste at the retail level by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its best by date, expanded availability of the program across 30 of its Connecticut stores.
Since partnering with Stop & Shop in 2021, over 30,000 shoppers across theNortheast have used Flashfood to save money on groceries while also diverting over 233,280 pounds of food from landfills.With 30 Connecticut stores across Fairfield and New Haven counties now offering Flashfood, sales through the app will further decrease food waste throughout the Northeast while adding to the staggering 70 million pounds of food across the U.S. and Canada that has already been diverted from landfills due to the program.
With Flashfood, shoppers save up to 50% off items nearing their best-by date, such as meats, dairy, seafood, fresh produce, baked goods, and more. Shoppers conveniently browse and buy discounted items directly through the Flashfood app on their mobile phone, and then simply pick up their order from the Flashfood Zone located inside their participating store.
“Providing value and variety to our customers with a focus on reducing our carbon footprint is at the forefront of what we do,” said Mandy Koski, Regional Vice President ofOperations for Stop & Shop. “We’re proud to now offer the Flashfood marketplace to our lower Connecticut customers to help offer sustainable shopping options with ways to also save significantly on groceries.”
Stop & Shop’s partnership with Flashfood kicked off in 2021 in Worcester, MA. Flashfood has since expanded to nearly 170 Stop & Shop stores in New York, Massachusetts,Connecticut, and Rhode Island, diverting over 233,280 pounds of food from landfills – preventing 443,232 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the CO2e emissions of driving over 496,517 miles in the average car.
“Our partnership with Stop& Shop has a massive environmental upside and it’s also increasing affordable access to high-quality fresh food for families in Connecticut,” saidJosh Domingues, Founder & CEO, Flashfood. “The impact we stand to make on communities in Connecticut is hugely motivating for our team. With one in ten Connecticut households struggling with food insecurity, our expansion will mean massive savings for families throughout the region, not to mention the ability to enjoy more fresh options.”
Stop & Shop’s expansion in Fairfield and NewHaven counties is part of the grocer’s 2023 rollout plans to make Flashfood available at more than 300 Stop & Shop locations across the Northeast.Additional Connecticut Stop & Shop stores will begin to offer Flashfood bySummer 2023. All current Flashfood store locations can be found via the store locator.
To learn about Stop & Shop’s community efforts, visit: stopandshop.com/pages/our-purpose. To learn more about Flashfood, visit Flashfood.com.
About Stop & Shop
A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop& Shop offers a wide assortment with a focus on fresh, healthy options at a great value. Stop & Shop's GO Rewards loyalty program delivers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries every time they shop. Stop & Shop customers can choose how and where they want to shop - whether it's in-store or online for delivery or same day pickup. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops, and investing in pediatric cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is anAhold Delhaize USA Company and employs more than 54,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, NewYork and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.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 1,650 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 70 million pounds of food, saved shoppers over $180 million and more affordably fed hundreds of thousands of families. Flashfood is currently working with The GIANT Company, Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, Loblaws, Martin’sMarkets, VG’s, Family Fare, Giant Eagle, Giant Food, Ren’s Pets, Save A Lot andStop & Shop. Flashfood is a free app available on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit www.flashfood.com.