January 27, 2023

Stop & Shop Expands Flashfood to 55 Locations Across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Stop & Shop, a neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, announced this week 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 21 of its Rhode Island stores and 34 of its Massachusetts stores.

Since partnering with Stop & Shop in 2021, nearly 20,000 shoppers across the Northeast have used Flashfood to save money on groceries while also diverting more than 168,000 pounds of food from landfills. Now with these additional stores offering Flashfood, sales through the app will further decrease food waste throughout the Northeast while adding to the 60 million pounds of food across the US and Canada that has already been diverted from landfills due to the program.

With Flashfood, shoppers save up to 50 percent 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.

“We know that value and variety are important to our customers and like Stop & Shop, many of our Massachusetts shoppers are focused on helping to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Holland Ricker, Regional Vice President of Operations for Stop & Shop. “We’re proud of this recent expansion of Flashfood to our Massachusetts customers and hope that shopping the Flashfood marketplace at Stop & Shop will help offer them 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 70 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, diverting more than 168,000 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 more than 350,000 miles in the average car.

“With sustainability-minded partners like Stop & Shop, we’re able to reduce more food waste while giving families a means to purchase quality fresh food for less,” said Josh Domingues, Founder and CEO, Flashfood. “With nearly one in three Rhode Island households struggling with food insecurity, our expansion throughout the region will help improve accessibility to affordable food for more people.”

Stop & Shop’s expansion is part of the grocer’s upcoming market expansion of Flashfood throughout 2023 into Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. All current Flashfood store locations can be found via the store locator.

To learn about Stop & Shop’s community efforts, click here. To learn more about Flashfood, visit Flashfood.

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