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FreshDirect announces expansion to Washington, DC

FreshDirect announced the expansion of its service to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The company will start delivering farm-fresh produce, high-quality meat, seafood, dairy, prepared meals, and grocery and household staples beginning April 5.freshdirect

FreshDirect’s focus on sourcing and curating the freshest food combined with fast farm-to-fridge delivery has established the company as a market leader in the Northeast, already delivering directly to customers in five states, including the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. FreshDirect sources directly from an extensive network of farms, fisheries and suppliers, many of which are located in the Northeast.

The company will offer more than 12,000 high-quality products and give Washington, DC-area residents the chance to try unique fresh items such as jumbo blueberries.

A wide variety of prepared meals and no-subscription meal kits will also be part of the offering. In addition to home delivery, FreshDirect also has an At The Office service, which includes chef-prepared breakfasts, luncheon platters perfect for business meetings, catering services for events, and popular brands of snacks, beverages, and pantry items.

“FreshDirect is a highly passionate food company that has spent the past 15 years sourcing, procuring, and making the freshest food and developing extensive relationships with our farmers, fishermen and suppliers,” Jason Ackerman, chief executive officer and co-founder, said in a press release. “D.C. cares deeply about great-tasting food, with residents that are health-conscious foodies with extremely busy schedules in need of a better, more convenient way to get food. We're confident D.C. customers will taste the difference in our food as well as love the convenience of skipping the store. We are excited to expand our geographic footprint and look forward to being part of the D.C. metropolitan area.”

FreshDirect will hire more than 50 local employees as part of the expansion.