LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, D.C. regional food retailer, today announced a collaboration with Flashfood, a digital marketplace providing customers access to heavily discounted food nearing its best-by date. Initially available at three select Giant stores in Maryland and Virginia, this pilot program continues the expansion of Flashfood’s partnership with Giant’s parent company, Ahold Delhaize USA and its regional store brands.
The Flashfood app enables customers to browse deals on fresh items like meat, produce boxes, dairy and bakery items, as well as center-store foods and snacks that are nearing their best-by dates. Purchases are made directly through the app and customers then simply pick their order up from the Flashfood zone located inside their participating Giant store.
“Giant is committed to supporting our communities in making choices that are good for them as well as the environment and reducing food waste is a key part of that,” said Steven Jennings, Stakeholder Relations and Brand Lead for Health and Sustainability supporting Giant Food. “We’re excited to roll out this pilot program with Flashfood to offer our customers valuable savings on fresh foods, while also decreasing food waste in our goal of Zero Waste Diversion by 2025.”
Flashfood is currently available for shoppers at the following Giant locations:
- 6223 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, Maryland
- 9200 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland
- 3480 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, Virginia
“We’re thrilled to further our work with Ahold Delhaize USA through this new pilot program with Giant Food,” said Josh Domingues, founder and CEO, Flashfood. “Food waste is a massive contributor to climate change and about $37 billion worth of food is thrown out each year in the U.S. at the retail level. Sustainability-focused retail leaders like Ahold Delhaize USA and Giant Food are helping us work toward tackling this complex issue and in turn, bring more affordable fresh food options to shoppers.”
In addition to helping the local Maryland and Virginia communities access affordable groceries through Flashfood, Giant donated more than four million pounds of food to individuals and communities and $980,000+ to Giant’s Feeding America Food Bank partners through the Giant Family Foundation to address food insecurity in 2020.
All participating Flashfood store locations can be found via the store locator. To learn about Giant Food’s sustainability efforts, visit giantfood.com/pages/sustainability. To learn more about Flashfood, visit Flashfood.com.
About Giant Food
This year, Giant Food is celebrating 85 years as a community grocery store. Since opening its first location on Georgia Ave. in Washington, DC in 1936, Giant has been an integral part of our customers’ lives and the communities it serves. Giant is committed to being a Better Neighbor and has designated four main giving pillars that address local Food Insecurity, Military Support, Pediatric Cancer Research, and Social Equality. Giant is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 164 stores are 152 full-service pharmacies, 82 full-service PNC Banks and 24 Starbucks locations. Giant fits all the ways today’s busy customers want to shop – whether in store or online. With 155 Giant Pickup locations and Giant Delivers available to all our market areas in DC, MD, VA and DE, customers have even more convenient options right at their fingertips to get the best product and prices, whenever and however they want it. For more information on Giant, visit: www.giantfood.com.
Flashfood is an app-based marketplace that strives to eliminate retail food waste by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its best-by date. The mobile app operates in over 1,100 grocery locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Shoppers can buy items from grocery retailers through the Flashfood app and pick them up in-store at great prices while collectively reducing food waste. To date, Flashfood has diverted over 29 million pounds of food, saved shoppers over $70 million and more affordably fed hundreds of thousands of families. Flashfood is currently working with The GIANT Company, Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, SpartanNash, Giant Eagle, Price Rite, Giant Food and Stop & Shop. Flashfood is a free app available on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit www.flashfood.com.