Flashfood has expanded availability of its program across more than 60 Stop & Shop New York stores.
Since partnering with Stop & Shop in 2021, more than 30,000 shoppers across the Northeast have used Flashfood, resulting in nearly $500,000 in grocery savings and 233,280 pounds of food being saved from ending up in landfills.
With 60 Stop & Shop’s New York stores across Long Island, New York City, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley offering Flashfood, sales through the app will further decrease food waste throughout the Northeast while adding to the 70 million pounds of food across the U.S. and Canada that has been diverted from landfills.
With Flashfood, shoppers save up to 50 percent off items nearing their best-by date, such as meats, dairy, seafood, fresh produce and baked goods. Shoppers browse and buy discounted items through the Flashfood app on their mobile phones and pick up their orders 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 VP of operations 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 began in 2021 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Flashfood has expanded to 170 Stop & Shop stores in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
“Our mission has always been to reduce food waste, while helping families eat healthy food at an affordable price,” said Josh Domingues, founder and CEO, Flashfood.
“With one in 10 New York residents facing food insecurity, 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. To learn about the grocer’s community efforts, visit stopandshop.com/pages/our-purpose.