Flashfood, a digital marketplace focused on food waste prevention, has expanded its partnership with Stop & Shop into two more New York City boroughs, according to a Monday press release.
The expansion is in keeping with Flashfood’s pledge to strengthen and grow its U.S. presence.
Flashfood and Stop & Shop’s partnership began in 2021 at stores in Worcester, Massachusetts and has expanded to more areas, including the Bronx in New York City and Rhode Island. Now, the company’s food waste app can be used in four Stop & Shop stores across Brooklyn and Queens, New York.
From this partnership, Flashfood has diverted 140,000 pounds of food from being dumped in landfills, according to the announcement.
Earlier this year, Flashfood raised $12.3 million in Series A funding and said it would use the money to expand its number of grocery partners. In September, the digital marketplace announced it had added over 200 stores across nine grocer partnerships, including Giant Food, Giant Eagle, Loblaw, Food Lion and Meijer. The company also unveiled at the same time that it achieved a major milestone: diverting 50 million pounds of food from landfills and saving 95 million pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere.
Between the U.S. and Canada, Flashfood is now available in more than 1,400 stores.