The Flashfood app enables our Guests and Team Members to browse deals—directly from their phone or computer—on fresh items like meat, produce, dairy and bakery, as well as center-store foods and snacks that are nearing their best-by dates. Purchases are made directly through the app and Guests pick up their order from the Flashfood zone located inside our stores.
We first introduced the Flashfood program to select stores in 2021. As of March 2023, Flashfood has helped us divert more than 1,400,000 pounds of food waste—that's over 530,000 meals that have fed families in our local communities! Even better: we've saved 2,789,272 pounds of CO2 emissions (due to food rotting in a landfill) from entering the atmosphere.
Our partnership with Flashfood has helped toward our Full Plates, Zero Waste initiative as well as reducing carbon emissions, and it provides additional value-focused grocery options to our Guests and their families. We're excited to offer this opportunity to Team members and Guests while making an even bigger impact on the environment.
We're currently working to expand our partnership with Flashfood to all our corporate Giant Eagle and Market District Stores.