2019 is set to be an exciting year for food retail thanks to technological innovation in the industry and exciting startups constantly pushing the boundaries. The online grocer FreshDirect has put together a list of what it predicts will be the top 10 food trends for the year ahead. The […]
Will this new startup be able to last?
The company had to deal with a lot of firsts back in the day.
[credit provider=”FreshDirect.com”] FreshDirect’s website is down.The online grocer tells Bloomberg that it has experienced a “renewal issue” with its web address.
Bread-n-Brie is coming to Brooklyn “soon,” promises Bumper Shine, which also notes that, in the meantime, the Bowery Whole Foods will deliver to Brooklyn for a mere $5.95. Positioned as New York’s online gourmet supermarket, Bread-n-Brie is a FreshDirect competitor with a virtual model: The company buys food from New […]
[credit provider=”PEAPOD”] Web grocer Peapod has found a new way to reach consumers where computers cannot: the subway platform. The company has outfitted one of Chicago’s busiest metro stations with a virtual grocery store, giving smartphone users on-the-go access to grocery aisles.
[credit provider=”AP”] Amazon is pulling the plug on its Amazon Tote program, which let people order goods online and have them delivered to their doors for free, TechFlash says. Amazon Tote was a pilot program in Seattle that many people saw as an eventual competitor to FreshDirect and other grocery […]
Let’s all go out to a bar together, instead.
Federal immigration officials notified Fresh Direct that they were launching an investigation of the company’s workers. Fresh Direct told its workers about the investigation. Dozens of the workers ran for the doors. Meanwhile, the workers had been discussing the possibility of unionizing. So now the Teamsters are accusing Fresh Direct […]
StreetsBlog reports that New York’s Fresh Direct will try to create less traffic and less pollution and thus annoy fewer non-customers: