Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
Select Greater Philadelphia helped FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, choose Greater Philadelphia to expand its operations in the Northeast United States.
"We're excited to start delivering FreshDirect's exceptional quality fresh food and groceries to Philadelphia residents," said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect's Co-Founder and CEO. FreshDirect has been delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries to customers in the greater New York metro area for the past 10 years and has selected Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as its first market outside of New York to further their growth. With a rapidly expanding 2,000-member workforce, 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 and has already partnered with Philadelphia non-profits like Philabundance and Project HOME.
“We are pleased to welcome FreshDirect to the region. Upon reading about the company’s plans for expansion, we reached out to the organization’s leadership to make the case for locating in Greater Philadelphia as a premier business destination. Select Greater Philadelphia was happy to provide the information, multi-state site tours, and business and government connections to help make this process successful,” said Tom Morr, president & CEO of Select Greater Philadelphia.
Greater Philadelphia’s strategic location, great highway access, and tremendous regional business support were significant factors for the company’s decision to locate to the region.
FreshDirect will initially launch in eight center-city Philadelphia zip codes, with plans to expand throughout the Greater Philadelphia region in 2013.
The company will be leasing a 15,000 square foot warehouse in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. The projected job creation is 25 full-time jobs immediately and 45 full-time jobs after 3 years.
About Select Greater Philadelphia
Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is an economic development marketing organization dedicated to attracting companies to the Greater Philadelphia region. Select assists companies interested in the vicinity by providing detailed information about the 11-county area and a one-stop connection to numerous resources that help companies make informed decisions about locating to the region. Through global marketing efforts, Select works to promote the region’s key assets to help build the area’s economy. The Greater Philadelphia region encompasses northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. Select is a private, non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit http://www.selectgreaterphiladelphia.com or call 215-790-3777.