When Flashfood took strategic steps to bolster its leadership team last month, we knew that more growth was in store for the grocery ally. The company has now strengthened its partnership with Ahold Delhaize banner Stop & Shop, bringing its food waste-minimizing program to 60 new stores in New York.
“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 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.”
With over 60 of Stop & Shop’s New York stores across Long Island, New York City, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley now offering Flashfood, sales through the app will further decrease food waste throughout the Northeast. 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, a press release explained.
Since the companies originally formed their alliance in 2021, over 30,000 shoppers across the Northeast have used Flashfood, resulting in nearly $500,000 in grocery savings and over 233,280 pounds of food being saved from ending up in landfills.
“Our mission has always been to reduce food waste, while helping families eat healthy food at an affordable price,” said Josh Domingues, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 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.”
With Flashfood, shoppers are able to save up to 50 percent off items nearing their best-by dates, such as meats, dairy, seafood, baked goods, and more. To learn more about the program, click here.
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