What are flash foods?

An app that allows shoppers to browse food items approaching their best before date, buy them at a discount and pick them up in store.

Is the Flashfood app free?

First, use the free app to quickly and easily find discounted food from wherever you are. Browse deals of up to 50% off at a grocery store location near you. Choose your discounted food items. Pay right in the app using any major credit card or Visa debit card.

What is the Flash Foods app?

Flashfood app offers discounts on nearing-expiry grocery items, reduces waste. A grocery store app is helping consumers save money on food getting close to its best-before date while also diverting waste from the landfill.

How do you use Flashfood?

Open the Flashfood app and choose your local grocery store from the map. Then, browse the deals, add the food items you want to your cart. When you’re done shopping, you pay right away at checkout. Once you’ve checked out, head to the store right away and pick up your deals from the Flashfood area at Customer Service.

What happen to flash foods?

Flash Foods remained family owned until February 2016. Today, we are proud to be part of CST Brands, one of the largest independent retailers in North America. CST is one of the largest publicly traded fuel retailers in the country.

Is there a food called flash?

Albertsons is selling new flash-frozen, one-skillet meals through its private brand Open Nature, according to a company press release. The meals use a nitro flash-freezing technology called “enrobing” that coats each meal’s ingredients with sauce, ensuring an even distribution as the dish heats.

Who owns Flashfood?

Josh Domingues
For Toronto’s Josh Domingues, that waste inspired a smart business idea with an important purpose. ​Domingues is the CEO and founder of Flashfood Inc. Flashfood is a mobile platform that allows people to purchase surplus food directly from grocers via their phone at greatly reduced prices for same-day pick-up.

Who owns Flashfoods?

CST Brands, Inc.
Flash Foods/Parent organizations

How does Flashfood make money?

Flashfood is a mobile platform that allows people to purchase surplus food directly from grocers via their phone at greatly reduced prices for same-day pick-up. The decomposition process produces methane gas, making food waste a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

What is Meijer Flashfood app?

Flashfood is a Canadian-based company that allows retailers to upload surplus close-dated foods to their app where items are available for purchase at a deep discount. Customers go to the app, select a Meijer store, choose the items they want to purchase and pay for them directly on the app at up to 50 percent off.

Who started flash foods?

Flash Foods Inc. began as a small grocery store in Folkston, Ga., in 1952, operated by J. C. Jones Jr. and his father J. C. Jones Sr. The company grew through the 1960s, and a small wholesale grocery distribution center located in Alma, Ga., was acquired to supply the stores.

Why does flash freeze food?

In the food industry (and on those fast-paced cooking shows we love to watch), flash freezing (aka blast freezing) refers to freezing foods at extremely low temperatures with cold, circulating air. This quick-chill method keeps ice crystals small, which prevents moisture loss in the food when it thaws.

How did the idea of flashfood come about?

This is when the idea of Flashfood app was solidified. An app that allows shoppers to browse food items approaching their best before date, buy them at a discount and pick them up in store. Josh’s sister called him distraught one night “I just threw away $4000 worth of food.”

What foods can you buy on the flashfood app?

I love the deals that can be found on the Flashfood app. If you know what can freeze and what can’t you can stock up on items. We’ve enjoyed meats, yogurts, baked goods, juices, chocolates and dips using the app. I recommend it to everyone I know! Another day and another box of fruit bought off the Flashfood app!

How does flashfood help you save on groceries?

Flashfood is an app that allows you to find and purchase groceries that are nearing their best-before dates—at steep discounts (50% off or more). By partnering with Flashfood, grocery retailers can recover some of their costs and reduce their carbon footprint. And by shopping through Flashfood, you save money while also helping the planet.

What happens if you dont pick up your flashfood item?

If you don’t pick up your item on the same day you purchased it, it may be removed to make way for more inventory. You can request a refund, but again—it’s a bit of a hassle. This is rare, but it has happened: your Flashfood item could be stolen or mistakenly picked up by another shopper.