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Nanuet, NY (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 over 60 of its New York stores.
Since partnering with Stop & Shop in 2021, over 30,000 shoppers across the Northeast have used Flashfood, resulting in nearly $500k in grocery savings and over 233,280 pounds of food being saved from ending up in landfills. With 70 New York stores across Long Island, NewYork City, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley 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 Tarik Stewart, Regional Vice President ofOperations for Stop & Shop. “We’re proud to now offer the Flashfood marketplace to our New York 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 mission has always been to reduce food waste, while helping families eat healthy food at an affordable price,” said Josh Domingues, Founder & CEO, Flashfood. “With one in ten New York residents facing food in security, our expansion across over 60 Stop & Shop locations will be an incredible resource to New Yorkers, bringing more fresh options to dinner tables across the region.”
Stop & Shop’s expansion throughout New York 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.
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 70million pounds of food, saved shoppers over $180 million and more affordably fed hundreds of thousands of families. Flashfood is currently working with TheGIANT Company, Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, Loblaws, Martin’s Markets, VG’s,Family Fare, Giant Eagle, Giant Food, Ren’s Pets, Save A Lot and Stop &Shop. Flashfood is a free app available on iOS and Android. For moreinformation, please visit www.flashfood.com.