Flashfood announced Sept. 19 at the Groceryshop 2022 conference that the company has diverted 50 million pounds of food from landfills and 95 million pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent saved from the atmosphere.
This milestone was achieved following the company’s rapid expansion across North America, providing shoppers and retailers with a simple solution to reduce food waste. Flashfood is available in more than 1,400 stores across Canada and the U.S.
At a time when food prices are up about 10.9 percent, more than 2.5 million users across North America have turned to Flashfood as a resource to access fresh food nearing its best-by date like meat, seafood, dairy, fruits and vegetables and center-store items.
Since January, Flashfood added more than 200 stores across partnerships with Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Maryland, Giant Eagle, Food Lion, Family Fare, VG’s, Meijer, GIANT and Loblaw, and secured $12.3 million in Series A funding.
“This year we set out to rapidly expand Flashfood’s footprint and accelerate our impact with new and existing partners. Not only did we add hundreds of stores to our marketplace, but we invested in our technology to just about double our impact in less than a year,” said Josh Domingues, CEO and founder.
“With hundreds of new stores coming online this fall in the Northeastern United States, our team is focused on quickly scaling our impact to feed more families affordably in light of inflation.”
The Flashfood app enables consumers to browse deals from their phones on fresh food items that are nearing their best-by dates. Purchases are made through the app and shoppers pick up their orders from the Flashfood Zone located inside their participating grocery locations.
The 50 million pounds of food saved milestone arrives before the United Nations’ International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.
For more information, visit flashfood.com.