FreshDirect Celebrates 1,000th Philadelphia Customer with $1,000 Donation to Philabundance

FreshDirect Thanks Philadelphia for Successful Launch by Helping Philabundance End Critical Food Shortage

PHILADELPHIA (October 26, 2012) – FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company celebrated reaching their 1,000th customer in Philadelphia on October 25. In honor of FreshDirect’s 1,000th customer and as part of their ongoing partnership, FreshDirect will make a $1,000 donation to Philabundance to help support their critical food shortage.

“We are thrilled to have been embraced by the Philadelphia community so quickly, and are so glad Center City residents are enjoying the new premium standard in online quality grocery delivery,” said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect’s Co-Founder and CEO. “This Friday, October 26, we will expand our delivery service to the University City area (zip code 19104), and even further into the greater Philadelphia area in early 2013.”…

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Cupcakes with a Purpose

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes

Did you see those pretty pink cupcakes on FreshDirect this month? They’re the making, literally, of Susan Schreiber who works in the FreshDirect kitchen.

Susan thought it would be a great idea to whip up something tasty and pink and to help raise funds toward breast cancer research, as a way to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October….

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FreshDirect.com Groceries Arrive at Philadelphia’s Door Step, October 1, 2012

Virtual Store Front and Registration Available Beginning September 25th

PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2012) – FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company will officially launch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1. Serving the New York Metro area for the past decade, FreshDirect’s 10th birthday marks the expansion of the company’s service footprint into the City of Brotherly Love.  Beginning October 1, Philadelphians can enjoy FreshDirect’s signature farm-fresh produce, custom-cut meat, seafood and deli items, bakery-fresh pastries and breads, local foods, all-natural and organic foods, coffee, and freshly made meals. FreshDirect’s catering products will also be available for parties and events located in the delivery area.

“We’re excited to start delivering FreshDirect’s exceptional quality fresh food and groceries to Philadelphia residents,” said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect’s Co-Founder and CEO. “With increased desire for healthy eating combined with busy schedules and demanding social lives, our customers find value in purchasing the highest quality fresh, organic and locally farmed foods online with delivery directly to their homes– on their time. Philadelphia is an ideal city to expand our service due to the cultural pride, movement toward healthier eating and a growing community of young professionals and families living in the city.”…

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FreshDirect Launches Food Stamp Pilot Program

Pilot Program Will Enable Food Stamp Users In Two Bronx Zip Codes To Buy Online Groceries

NEW YORK – FreshDirect today launched a food stamp pilot program that will support EBT transactions for online purchases of groceries in two Bronx zip codes.  New Yorkers living in zip code 10454, which encompasses Port Morris and Mott Haven, and 10455, which encompasses Woodstock will be eligible to use their EBT accounts to purchase from FreshDirect starting on September 14….

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FreshDirect Expands Service to The Bronx

Expanded Service to The Bronx

FreshDirect Expands Service to The Bronx

Online Grocer Set To Start Accepting Orders From All Bronx Zip Codes; Deliveries To Start On May 21

FreshDirect Wins USDA Approval To Launch Food Stamp Pilot Program; Initiative Could Lead To Food Stamp Policy Change

NEW YORK – FreshDirect today announced that it is now accepting delivery orders from every zip code in the Bronx, expanding access to fresh, healthy groceries. Actual deliveries to the new zip codes will start being made on May 21.  As part of FreshDirect’s service expansion, the company will promote a Bronx grand opening sale with discounts on popular items of up to 50 percent plus new customer discounts of $25 all for Bronx residents – available now at www.freshdirect.com.

Earlier this year, FreshDirect partnered with Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, and Borough President Diaz to announce that the leading fresh food Internet grocer will invest $112.6 million to build its new headquarters at Harlem River Yard.  The move will create 1,000 new jobs to support our continued growth over time and will retain 2,000 existing jobs. In addition, the actual construction of the new headquarters will create approximately 684 construction jobs.

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A Healthy Look at Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten Free Store

Gluten-Free Store

While there is plenty of curiosity about going gluten-free, there is just as much misinformation. Wondering if a gluten-free diet is for you? Let’s find out together: Come with me as I take a healthy look at gluten-free eating, including exciting news about our improved Gluten-Free Store! I’ll be your guide, pointing out highlights and pitfalls along the path.

Prepping the Path (a bit of background)

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and their derivatives. Some people, such as those with celiac disease, have an immune reaction to gluten that damages their small intestine and limits nutrient absorption.  For more gluten-free facts, check out our FAQ section here….

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Win $2000 in Prizes from our new Baby Boutique!

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

What do you do with your FreshDirect boxes?

From the photos you’ve tweeted, posted on Facebook, and emailed to us, it’s clear to us that we have the most talented fans around!  (Take a look – We posted many of them on our Pinterest board here.)

So we thought: Our creative fans should be rewarded! And what better way to celebrate the launch of our new Baby Boutique than with a Family Fun Photo Contest?

All you have to do to enter is snap a picture of how you and your kids re-purposed your FreshDirect boxes and fill out the entry form here.

What could you win? Up to $2000 in prizes is up for grabs including ten $100 FreshDirect e-gift cards and products from our new Baby Boutique.

New Android App Delivers Convenience

Mobile App

Now Android users can download our mobile app and shop on-the-go!

Now busy parents can stock up their home refrigerators using the new FreshDirect Android app from just about anywhere, just like users of FreshDirect’s iPhone app. And when we say anywhere; we mean just about  everywhere.

“We took a dolphin watch boat ride in the Galveston harbor (Texas) when I realized I’d be returning home the next day and forgot to order my groceries. The app worked great (even on a boat) and I had everything delivered a few hours after I returned home to New York,” says Kim, a Williamsburg resident.

Kim says she uses her phone app pretty consistently. “I will start my order on a computer and add things as I realize I need them. It’s nice, because I don’t have to write it down, and then add it to my list when I get home. I rarely forget to order anything because of the app,” she says.

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Everyday Food magazine, now at FreshDirect

Today FreshDirect is launching an exciting new partnership with Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food® magazine!

From simple weeknight dinners to accessible entertaining ideas, we love the ease, quality and delicious flavors that Everyday Food brings to the table, so we’re thrilled to bring that know-how to the MyFD section.

Arugula Salad with Grilled Chicken, Corn, Tomatoes, and Blue Cheese

Arugula Salad with Grilled Chicken, Corn, Tomatoes, and Blue Cheese

What does this mean for you? Delicious new food and cooking content each month. Look for Everyday Food recipes, cooking tips, recipe contests, sweepstakes and more!…

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