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LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. -- FreshDirect here said yesterday that it had delivered its milestone 5 millionth order -- a milestone for the online grocer, which made its first delivery in September 2002.
On its first day the company delivered 19 orders. Today it serves over 250,000 customers and delivers several thousand orders each day. As well as delivering to most areas of New York City, FreshDirect expands its service on a regular basis, and today delivering to many locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, the Hamptons, Long Island, and parts of New Jersey.
"After more than four years of continued success, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers for helping us reach this huge milestone," said FreshDirect president Steve Michaelson in a statement. "Everyday we strive to offer our customers exceptional quality and service, from fresh produce and fruit to restaurant-quality prepared meals and ready-to-cook items, and we look forward to continued growth over the next several years."
Founded in 1999, FreshDirect is one of the nation's leading online meals and fresh food manufacturing and delivery services.