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DATE:
 April 21, 2022
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TOPS CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH PARTNER FLASHFOOD NOTING SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Williamsville, N.Y. – Since partnering together just shy of two years ago, Tops and Canadian based Flashfood have already made a remarkable impact on the environment. In this short period of time Tops shoppers, which include over 6,500 customers, have helped Flashfood divert nearly half a million pounds of food from landfills.

Flashfood's impact in North America is robust, reaching more than 1.7 million users and diverting more than 38 million lbs. of food waste from landfills, saving more than 73,193,090 lbs. of CO2e emissions from entering the atmosphere. For those unfamiliar with the program, Flashfood is an interactive in-store food waste program available at 50 Tops locations that allows customers to purchase food nearing its sell-by date. Items like produce, meat, deli, bakery, and dairy, may be listed at up to 60 percent off on the Flashfood app and then available for pick up at one of the designated Tops Friendly Market locations.

How Flashfood works is Tops will post flash sales of its surplus food items on the mobile Flashfood app available on Google Play or the Apple Store. Shoppers can search and purchase food directly on the app and then collect their purchased items at the designated Flashfood area at Tops! It's a win for the store, the shopper, and the environment!

“When people think of climate change, they think of cars and planes and factories. They don't realize what a massive contributor food waste is to our warming planet,” said Josh Domingues, Flashfood Founder & CEO. “This Earth Day, we’re thrilled to be celebrating our partnership with Tops, a leader in environmental stewardship and responsible practices.”

“We are always working on ways to leverage technology to create a better shopping experience for our customers,” said Jill Sirica, manager, digital marketing for Tops. “Since expanding Flashfood last year to reach more of our customers we have seen a marked increase in its use by our customers

To learn more about the Tops and Flashfood partnership, please visit To learn more about Flashfood, visit https://www.flashfood.com/partners/tops or to learn more about Tops sustainability efforts visit https://www.topsmarkets.com/Sustainability/

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About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

About Flashfood Flashfood is a 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 1,200 grocery stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, and Canada. Flashfood has diverted 38 million pounds of food, saved shoppers millions of dollars on their groceries, and fed hundreds of thousands of families more affordably. Flashfood partners include Meijer, The GIANT Company, Tops Friendly Markets, Stop & Shop, SpartanNash, Giant Eagle, Loblaw Corp, and more. Flashfood is available on iOS and Android. Find out more at www.flashfood.com.

 

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