LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FreshDirect, the Northeast’s preeminent online food retailer, today announced the expansion of FoodKick, its mobile-first, food delivery business that offers a curated selection of fresh food, alcohol, local goods, and everyday essentials–all delivered in as little as an hour. Launched in early 2016, FoodKick has now expanded its service to neighborhoods throughout Manhattan.
FoodKick is a strategic addition to FreshDirect’s residential and office businesses, with the combined portfolio poised to meet the full range of customers’ food needs. With the FoodKick mobile iOS and Android apps, customers can shop from a dynamic editorial feed that changes multiple times per day, with hand-picked offerings that include ripe seasonal produce, meal hacks, local favorites, and booze delivered cold. In addition, customers can choose from a broader selection of pantry staples, home essentials, prepared meals, fresh meat and seafood, specialty items, and more.
“We’ve seen an incredible response to FoodKick since launching earlier this year, with demand exceeding our expectations,” says Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Our new business is designed to provide urban dwellers who are living spontaneous lives a new option for getting great food for a night in, a pop-up gathering, or last minute needs within the hour. With the expansion of FoodKick into Manhattan, it’s within our sights to be the biggest food provider for New York.”
At launch, FoodKick Manhattan will feature content-driven programming with brand partner Coca-Cola in a series of activations highlighting “drinks served cold” messaging, tailored to the on-demand customer. Additionally, a variety of local and exclusive products from partners such as Bien Cuit Bakery, Baked by Melissa, RISE Coffee and Doughnut Plant will be available.
Operations in Manhattan will be based at FoodKick’s new Midtown West location with Brooklyn and Queens operations based in the company’s Williamsburg location.
FreshDirect is a food tech company and the Northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout five states, including the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers and farmers. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban-dwellers with a curated selection of food, alcohol, and essentials–all delivered in as little as an hour. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Long Island City, NY. For more information, visit www.freshdirect.com or www.foodkick.com.