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Aberdeen, NJ (April 24, 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 over 30 of its New Jersey stores.
Since partnering with Stop & Shop in 2021, nearly 40,000 shoppers across the Northeast have used Flashfood to save money on groceries while also diverting over 284,345 pounds of food from landfills. With more than 30 New Jersey stores across the state now offering Flashfood, sales through the app will further decrease food waste throughout the Northeast while adding to the staggering 75 million pounds of food across the U.S. and Canada that has already been diverted from landfills due to the program.
Flashfood shoppers turn to the app to save up to 50% off high-quality items nearing their best-by date, such as meats, dairy, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables and other grocery items. Shoppers conveniently browse and purchase discounted food 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 Stop & Shop.
“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 of Operations 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 Massachusetts. Flashfood has since expanded to nearly 300 Stop & Shop stores in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, diverting over 284,345 pounds of food from landfills – preventing 540,255 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the CO2e emissions of driving over 606,500 miles in the average car.
“With sustainability-minded partners like Stop & Shop, we’re able to reduce more food waste while giving families a means to purchase quality fresh food for less,” said Nicholas Bertram, President & COO, Flashfood. “With more than 650,000 people in New Jersey households struggling with food insecurity, our expansion throughout the region will help improve accessibility to affordable food for more people.”
Stop & Shop’s expansion across Connecticut is part of the grocer’s 2023 rollout plans to make Flashfood available at more than 300 Stop & Shop locations across the Northeast. All current Flashfood store locations can be found via the store locator.
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 an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs more than 54,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York 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 1,700 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 nearly 80 million pounds of food, saved shoppers over $180 million and more affordably fed hundreds of thousands of families. Flashfood is currently working with Stop & Shop, Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, Loblaw, Martin’s Markets, VG’s, Family Fare, Giant Eagle, Giant Food, Ren’s Pets, Save A Lot and The GIANT Company. Flashfood is a free app available on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit www.flashfood.com.