LONG ISLAND CITY, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2013) - FreshDirect, the leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today the company will expand its popular service into 123 new zip codes throughout PA, NJ, Rockland County NY, and now Delaware! On September 9, 2013 FreshDirect's expansion will include its official launch into the state of Delaware, which will consist of 15 zip codes in New Castle County and include the cities of Wilmington, Newark, Bear, Claymont, Hockessin and Yorklyn. In addition to entering the state of Delaware, FreshDirect will begin delivering to 25 zip codes throughout Rockland County, NY, as well as an additional 83 new zip codes throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
"At FreshDirect our business model is based on our unique farm-to-table offering and convenient service structure, and we're thrilled to be able to expand this promise to new customers in the state of Delaware and beyond," said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect Co-Founder and CEO. "Time and time again customers ask for FreshDirect to come to their neighborhood and we are answering that call. We already have thousands of residents in our new expansion areas pre-registered to be future customers, and we are eager to bring our mission to change the relationship people have with food, freshness, and farmers, to the new communities we will soon call home."
The largest expansion area includes 58 zip codes in New Jersey, serving new customers in Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties in Northern New Jersey and Camden and Gloucester counties in Southern New Jersey. Other areas include zip codes in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania. To see if FreshDirect is delivering to your area, go to http://www.freshdirect.com/help/delivery_zones.jsp.
"Our ability to cultivate deep personal relationships with hundreds of farmers, fisheries and ranches, to deliver fresh and healthy food in the most convenient way, has proven to win over our urban and suburban customers alike," said David McInerney, FreshDirect's Co-Founder. "Our online delivery model allows us to create hyper-local, farm-to-fork food systems that result in healthy relationships between consumers, their food, their farmers and their world, and this is something we expect our new communities to whole-heartedly embrace."
About FreshDirect's Expansion Through the Years
FreshDirect currently serves millions of customers, covering more than 80% of the NY Metro area. Throughout the past decade, FreshDirect has expanded from delivering to most addresses in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens to the Bronx and many areas in Bergen, Nassau, Westchester, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Passaic and southern Fairfield Counties. FreshDirect launched in nine Center City zip codes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 2012. In less than a year and after attracting 50% more customers than originally planned in the first three months, FreshDirect has expanded service to dozens of zip codes throughout the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area.
FreshDirect is a premium online fresh food and grocery retailer with no brick and mortar store. Fresh food is directly sourced from a range of organic, sustainable, grass-fed, heritage breeds, and fair-trade farmers and organizations across the United States that focus on growing the best-tasting, sustainable foods in the world, with many located within a 300-mile radius of the FreshDirect service area. Daily quality ratings help consumers determine exactly how fresh the items are upon purchase, before they are hand-packed, loaded onto refrigerated trucks and delivered directly to their doorsteps.
FreshDirect is the leading online grocer in the U.S., delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries to customers in the greater New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro areas and the Greater Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania. With a 2,600-member workforce that is still growing, FreshDirect places an emphasis on nutritious, delicious meals and convenient services that allow customers more time to live healthy lives. FreshDirect aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves.