Stop & Shop has expanded its Flashfood a digital marketplace that reduces food waste at the retail level by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its “best-by” date. Now 11 of its Cape Cod and Nantucket stores offer the program
Since its launch with Stop & Shop in 2021, nearly 20,000 Flashfood shoppers across the Northeast have used the app to save money on groceries at Stop & Shop while helping to reduce food waste.
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 browse and buy discounted items directly through the Flashfood app on their mobile phone, and then 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 Tom Ferreira, Regional Vice President of Operations for Stop & Shop. “We’re proud to now offer the Flashfood marketplace to our Cape Cod 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. Flashfood has since expanded to nearly 70 Stop & Shop stores across Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, diverting nearly 170,000 pounds of food from landfills- preventing 319,200 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the CO2e emissions of driving over 350,000 miles in the average car.
“Our partnership with Stop & Shop demonstrates their commitment to sustainability and the community,” said Josh Domingues, Founder & CEO, Flashfood. “
All current Flashfood store locations can be found via the store locator.
To learn about Stop & Shop’s community efforts, visit: www.stopandshop.com/pages/our-purpose