Giant Eagle Expands Flashfood Partnership To All Locations 


Pittsburgh — Food retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. is expanding its partnership with Flashfood Inc., a digital marketplace that provides customers access to heavily discounted food nearing its best-by date, to all of its 173 corporate Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District stores. 

Starting in Cleveland, the 140-store expansion will roll out throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania and will be completed by the end of October.

According to the company, more than 430,000 pounds of food waste has been diverted from reaching landfills since Giant Eagle first introduced the Flashfood program at 34 locations in 2021. This equates to nearly 159,102 meals that fed families rather than being thrown away and about 834,335 pounds of CO2e- emissions saved from entering the atmosphere, the company claims.

“Our partnership with Flashfood has not only helped us in our mission to reduce food waste, but it has helped us better serve our guests and their families by offering more value-focused grocery options,” says Dan Donovan, Giant Eagle spokesperson. “With the success we’ve seen so far, it was a natural next step to expand the program to all our corporate supermarket locations to offer more guests access to this savings opportunity while making an even bigger impact on the environment.”

The Flashfood app enables consumers to browse deals on items including meat, produce boxes, 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 customers then pick up their order from the Flashfood zone located inside participating Giant Eagle locations. 

“Our expanded partnership with Giant Eagle couldn’t come at a more critical time,” says Josh Domingues, founder and CEO, Flashfood. “With inflation causing grocery prices to soar, the 140-store expansion will increase our ability to feed more families affordably and reduce the amount of food reaching the landfill four-fold. It is a big win for both Ohio and Pennsylvania shoppers and the planet.”