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FreshDirect is a leading online grocer in the U.S., delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries to customers in the greater New York, New Jersey, Connecticut metro area and greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. With a more than 3,000-member workforce that is still growing, FreshDirect places an emphasis on nutritious, delicious meals and convenient services that allow customers more time to live healthy lives. FreshDirect aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves. FreshDirect ranks 75th on Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide®.
HQLong Island City, US
Employee Ratings2.9
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Employees (est.) (May 2020)754
Job Openings55

Key People/Management at FreshDirect

Jason Ackerman

Jason Ackerman

Co-Founder & CEO
David McInerney

David McInerney

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FreshDirect Office Locations

FreshDirect has an office in Long Island City
Long Island City, US (HQ)
23-30 Borden Avenue
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FreshDirect Financials and Metrics

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FreshDirect total Funding

$398 m

FreshDirect latest funding size

$189 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

FreshDirect investors

FreshDirect's latest funding round in September 2016 was reported to be $189 m. In total, FreshDirect has raised $398 m
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FreshDirect News and Updates

Grocery delivery sales up 60%, FreshDirect CEO says, calling his employees ‘first responders’

Fresh Direct, founded in 1999 to deliver groceries and fresh food to New Yorkers, has suddenly become an essential service amid the social lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

FreshDirect says worker who tested positive for COVID-19 not involved in food prep or delivery

Popular online grocer FreshDirect sent an email today notifying consumers that a warehouse worker has tested positive for COVID-19. CEO David McInerney stressed that the worker had not been present in the facility since reporting feeling unwell. Nor were they involved in either the food preparation …

I order my groceries from FreshDirect, the online grocery store that makes food shopping incredibly easy — here's what it's like

  To avoid carrying 40 pounds of food home from the grocery store and irritating my back, I started using FreshDirect, an online grocery store that delivers food right to my door.  Here's everything you need to know about how FreshDirect works, what it costs, and how I deal with not being able to t…

FreshDirect beat Amazon to the grocery-delivery business by years. Take a look inside its sprawling warehouse.

FreshDirect, the online grocery service, operates a massive "food hive" in the South Bronx of New York City.  This base incorporates both the company's corporate headquarters and a bustling distribution center. I toured the facility, which features an intricate sorting system and highly sensitive…

How to use FreshDirect to make grocery shopping easy and convenient

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Going grocery shopping no longer ha…

"Gobble for Good" The Great American Turkey Co. One-For-One Campaign with FreshDirect

NEW YORK, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great American Turkey Co. is giving customers a chance to help families in need with a one-for-one campaign with FreshDirect. The "Gobble for Good" program is a provides one package of ready to cook, humanely raised, no antibiotics ever,...
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FreshDirect Blogs

Chicken & Potatoes Provençal

Our Chicken provençal—or in the style of Provence—includes some of the ingredients that are common in the south of France, including black olives, fresh herbs, garlic, tomatoes, and beautiful fingerling potatoes What You’ll Need 1 3-4 lb whole chicken 1 yellow onion 8 garlic cloves 1 lb fingerling p…

The Chicken That Will Change the World

We are excited to announce the exclusive launch of Cooks Venture chicken with FreshDirect & Foodkick! This is the chicken we have long been searching for, and we are proud to be the first retailer to bring this amazing chicken to you. Cooks Venture is a group of farmers, cooks, and food professi…

What’s in Our Nutritionist’s Shopping Cart

FreshDirect has been in business for over 18 years, and we have customers ranging from complete newbies to experienced / borderline addicted shoppers (me!). Pretty regularly I get asked about what to shop for by both the new and experienced customers. I have been a customer for over 12 years as well…

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

Perfect for a week night dinner, this dish combines an easy homemade Alfredo sauce with chicken, mighty spinach, artichokes and pasta. What You’ll Need 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts Oil 16oz ziti pasta (cooked according to package instructions) 4 tbsp unsalted butter 8oz cream cheese, cube…

Easy Stuffed Artichokes

Don’t let these beauties intimidate you, they are actually really easy to make! What You’ll Need 4 medium artichokes 1 lemon, plus extra for serving Water Salt Optional 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 small onion, quartered Herbs (thyme & rosemary work well) For the Stuffing 3 cups fine fresh breadcru…

Lamb Loin Roast

We are excited to bring you this hard-to-find boneless lamb roast. Our boneless lamb roast has all the tenderness and mild flavor of our loin chops, but comes as a beautifully tied boneless roast. This is what is more commonly known as a loin saddle roast, with the loin and the tenderloin wrapped in…
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FreshDirect Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was FreshDirect founded?

    FreshDirect was founded in 2002.

  • Who are FreshDirect key executives?

    FreshDirect's key executives are Jason Ackerman and David McInerney.

  • How many employees does FreshDirect have?

    FreshDirect has 754 employees.

  • Who are FreshDirect competitors?

    Competitors of FreshDirect include Imperfect Foods, Thinspace and Natur International.

  • Where is FreshDirect headquarters?

    FreshDirect headquarters is located at 23-30 Borden Avenue, Long Island City.

  • Where are FreshDirect offices?

    FreshDirect has an office in Long Island City.

  • How many offices does FreshDirect have?

    FreshDirect has 1 office.