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Meijer expecting to complete addition of Flashfood program in 2021

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 21:42:05-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer says it is expecting to finish rolling out a food waste reduction initiative to all of its Midwest stores this year after the move was delayed last year due to COVID-19.

The Flashfood program aims to cut down on food waste while allowing patrons to buy food approaching its sell-by date at hefty discounts, according to the grocery retailer.

“Minimizing in-store food waste is the right thing to do for our communities and our customers,” says Don Sanderson, group vice president of Foods for Meijer. “We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Flashfood throughout our footprint and offer this opportunity to all our customers.”

We’re told food can be purchased through the Flashfood app and picked up at the store. Meijer says 240 locations are currently participating in the Flashfood program.

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