'Flashfood' can save you up to 60% on groceries in Metro Vancouver

Jan 22 2018, 11:01 pm

Flashfood is an app that aims to do one thing – give people steep savings on surplus groceries before they hit the best before date and become food waste.

The Toronto-based app is launching their first beta in Vancouver on Thursday, January 25 at Kingsgate Mall’s Buy-Low Foods located at 370 East Broadway. The app is already in select locations in Toronto, London, and Brampton, Ontario.

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Flashflood is trying to solve the $31-billion Canadian food waste problem, and it has been offering shoppers savings of between 40% and 60% on surplus grocery items like yogurt, prepared meals, juices, desserts, and meats before they are thrown out.

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The concept is simple and works in three steps:

  1. Download the Flashfood app and start browsing deals immediately. You’ll be notified as soon as a grocery store partner’s sale is happening near you.
  2. Buy food and products right from your phone, and then head to the store at some point the same day to grab your item from the Flashfood zone.
  3. Head to the checkout aisle marked with a “Flashfood” sign and let the cashier know you have Flashfood items, and you’re done.

This is a conscious way of grocery shopping, and Flashfood is testing the concept in Vancouver with a six-week pilot. If successful, they will expand to other Buy-Low stores in the Vancouver region.

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