SpartanNash expands Flashfood program launches in 19 Martin’s Super Markets across Indiana and Michigan

Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Martin’s Supermarket

SOURCE: News release from Martin’s Supermarket

Grand Rapids, MI. – As part of its commitment to helping customers save money every day and reduce its environmental impact, SpartanNash today announced it is expanding its partnership with Flashfood to its Martin’s Super Markets stores.

To celebrate, new Flashfood users in Indiana and Michigan can get $10 off their first purchase by signing up through this link: https://bit.ly/FFMartins.

Originally launched at Family Fare locations throughout West Michigan in 2020, the Flashfood program will roll out to 19 Martin’s Super Markets across Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan in January.

The expansion will allow shoppers to save money on their groceries while also helping to reduce food waste.

Since partnering with Flashfood in 2020, SpartanNash has diverted nearly 40,000 pounds of food and saved customers thousands of dollars.

“We are proud to be part of the communities we serve,” said Amy Simeri-McClellan, senior vice president, Martin’s Super Markets. “Flashfood will allow us to help reduce food waste while also offering families yet another way to shop for great deals, making saving money easier than ever.”

Flashfood allows store guests to purchase food nearing its best-by date at savings of up to 50 percent off through the Flashfood app. Eligible items include meat, produce, seafood, deli and dairy products.

Through the partnership, Martin’s Super Markets shoppers can download the Flashfood app and browse grocery deals. Purchases are made directly from the Flashfood app on the shoppers’ phone and picked up from the Flashfood zone at participating Martin’s Super Markets stores.

Since its founding in 1947, Martin’s sustainability policies and procedures have been consistent with environmental sustainability and management.

Martin’s initiatives include programs to reduce/reuse/recycle and in-store use of equipment to promote energy savings and carbon/fuel reduction. The company is continually assessing new and tested approaches to carbon-reduction that can provide a positive impact on its customers, its employees and its communities.

“We are excited to add 19 additional stores to the Flashfood app, expanding the customers and communities we can reach through the app to help them save time and money,” Director, Retail Consumer Innovation Matt Bennett said. “Plus, using the app helps reduce food waste you can also feegood knowing you’re making a difference.”

The Flashfood partnership is another way SpartanNash is fighting food waste and hunger in local communities. SpartanNash also partners with local food banks and food pantries throughout the company’s footprint, donating pantry staples and shelf-stable products as well as fresh dairy, meat and produce.

In April, SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation donated $250,000 to Feeding America. SpartanNash also donates more than 5.5 million pounds of food annually to partnering food banks and local food pantries and funded more than $1.4 million in community support in 2019. Flashfood is a Toronto-based mobile app that is tackling the mounting problem of food waste by connecting local shoppers with grocery items nearing their best before date. Founded in 2016, Flashfood is live in more than 700 grocery stores throughout Canada, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky,
Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The mobile app is free and available on iOS and Android.