SpartanNash, Family Fare expand partnership with Flashfood® to three additional stores to help customers save money on fresh products, reduce food waste

Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Allison Benczkowski, Director, Corporate Communications, 616-878-2644

Flashfood app allows store guests, community nonprofits to save up to 50 percent on food nearing its best-by date

Family Fare locations in Holland and Allendale now offer Flashfood app for additional savings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of its commitment to helping customers save money every day and reducing its environmental impact, SpartanNash today announced it is expanding its Flashfood® pilot program to three additional West Michigan Family Fare stores, inviting store guests in Holland and Allendale to download the app and start saving.

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

Eight Family Fare stores now offer the Flashfood app as a convenient way for store guests to save on their next shopping trip. Participating locations include:

  • *NEW* 6370 Lake Michigan Dr. in Allendale
  • *NEW* 993 Butternut Dr. in Holland
  • *NEW* 1185 S. Washington in Holland
  • 2245 84th St., SW in Byron Center
  • 1415 E. Fulton St. in Grand Rapids
  • 2755 Lake Michigan Drive, NW in Grand Rapids
  • 1225 Leonard, NE in Grand Rapids
  • 6127 Kalamazoo Ave., SE in Kentwood
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Through the partnership, Family Fare shoppers can download the Flashfood app and browse grocery deals. Purchases are made directly from the shoppers’ phone and picked up from the Flashfood area in participating Family Fare stores.

Select Family Fare locations have participated on the Flashfood app since February 2020, diverting more than 8,000 pounds of food and saving customers thousands of dollars during that time.

“We are excited to add three additional Family Fare stores to the Flashfood app, expanding the customers and communities we can reach through the app to help them save time and money at Family Fare,” Director, Retail Consumer Innovation Matt Bennett said. “At Family Fare, our goal is to help our customers save time and money with each trip to the store – and Flashfood helps us accomplish both, all while helping reduce our environmental footprint. Not only does Flashfood allow you to save on your favorite brands and products at Family Fare, you can also feel good knowing you’re making a difference.”

Flashfood is a Toronto-based mobile app that operates in more than 450 grocery locations throughout Canada, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The mobile app is free and available on iOS and Android.

After downloading the Flashfood app, customers can select a participating Family Fare store, choose the items they want to purchase and pay for them directly on the app, then pick up their items and confirm their order at the customer service counter. To make it even easier, the purchased food will be stored at the front of each participating Family Fare in refrigerators and on storage racks until the store guest picks them up.

The Flashfood app pilot 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.


About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as operating a premier fresh produce distribution network. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 155 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.