Food delivery giant FreshDirect, is boosting innovation at its new South Bronx facility. The FreshDrect Bronx campus is state-of-the-art facility equipped with robotic pick towers, smart routing technologies, and nine miles of conveyor belts. The new facility is environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and enables FreshDirect to transition from cardboard delivery boxes to recyclable bags. The company is boosting innovation and community outreach to lower food waste in its processes at the new facility. New processes include advanced temperature control to boost energy efficiency and the burning of less fossil fuels for its freezers and delivery trucks.
“The launch of the FreshDirect Campus is the culmination of 16 years of learning that have enabled us to reinvent the grocery industry with customer experience, food quality, and sustainability at its core,” FreshDirect CEO and Co-Founder, Jason Ackerman said. “This marks a pivotal moment for our business, while positioning us for future growth. We can also better serve the community by providing greater access to fresh food and significantly reducing food waste, cardboard use, and energy consumption. We are thrilled to officially be a part of the Bronx community and are very thankful for the local support we’ve received throughout this journey.”
The FreshDirect Bronx Campus is equivalent to 50 grocery stores, and due to its centralized location, provides a more efficient means to reallocate perishables to its partners including City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City.