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How FreshDirect delivers 100,000 grocery orders across NYC each week

With stay-at-home orders in place in New York City beginning in March, e-grocer FreshDirect saw an unprecedented spike in demand for online grocery deliveries. The company now packs and delivers 100,000 grocery boxes each week, cutting out about three steps from the normal grocery-store supply chain. Business Insider visited FreshDirect’s […]
How FreshDirect delivers 100,000 grocery orders across NYC each week
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A FreshDirect warehouse team member has tested positive for coronavirus — they were not involved with food preparation or deliveries

Online grocer FreshDirect sent out an email to customers on Wednesday announcing that one of its warehouse employees tested positive for coronavirus. The New York-headquartered company said the team member was not involved in food preparation or making deliveries and is currently self-isolating. The company signalled that it would continue […]
A FreshDirect warehouse team member has tested positive for coronavirus — they were not involved with food preparation or deliveries
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FreshDirect Competitor Bread-n-Brie Expanding to Brooklyn

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 […]
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Amazon Kills Its FreshDirect Killer

[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 […]
Amazon Kills Its FreshDirect Killer
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Fresh Direct in Crosshairs: Teamsters and Government Pounce, Workers Flee

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 […]