In the latest Groceryshop edition of the Omni Talk Spotlight Series, sponsored by 1010data, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga interview Eric Tribe, Chief Marketplace Officer Flashfood.
Did you know 30-40% of all food ends up in a landfill?
That is the origin story behind Flashfood, the fast growing startup whose technology helps to solve the problems of food waste and of getting affordable food to people who need it the most.
Eric discusses with Chris and Anne how the Flashfood app works as a marketplace for discounted grocery store items that may soon go out of date and would otherwise be thrown away. When users open the Flashfood app, they can see the soon-to-be-discarded food available at their local grocery stores, buy the food through the app, and then go to the store to pick it up.
And the app works with local grocers without requiring any integrations to their POS and OMS systems as well!
Yes, Chris really had a hard time believing that one too, but it is true. It’s also why Meijer rolled out the concept to 250 stores in just 4 weeks.
Give this podcast a listen and you will be wishing, as Anne does, that this app was available in your local market, not just for you but because it feels like the right thing for all grocers to do.
Be careful out there.
– Chris, Anne, and the Omni Talk team