Relay Foods Continues to Expand, Launches Service in Raleigh, N.C

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Starting today, Relay Foods, who TIME Magazine labeled as the “leading startup” in the online grocery space, will expand its service in North Carolina to include 3-day-a-week service to the Raleigh area. This is Relay Foods’ second market in the state, after launching its popular online grocery service that focuses on providing the best in natural, local foods as well as everyday grocery essentials in Durham last week.

Grocery orders placed by midnight at are available for pickup as soon as the next day. Relay will begin service in Raleigh at the following locations:

Boylan Heights – Mondays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at CompostNow/BLDG Co. (706 Mountford Ave., Raleigh, NC)

North Hills – Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Allister North Hills Apartments (430 Allister Dr, Raleigh, NC)

Five Points – Fridays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Fred Fletcher Park (on Washington St. near the intersection of Nicholwood Dr.)

“Relay has been catching on with consumers in North Carolina because so many are looking for a convenient way to get quality, healthy groceries that they are proud to put on their family’s table,” said Zach Buckner, CEO and Founder of Relay Foods. “At Relay Foods we are filling that need with our simple online platform and convenient pickup service, and we are excited to be moving further into the Triangle with today’s launch in Raleigh.”

Relay Foods is committed to supporting the local food economy in each of its markets, as the company is building strong partnerships with area produce and meat farmers, as well as local food artisans. Triangle-area vendors whose products will be available to order on the site include: Slingshot Coffee, Maple View Farm, Nello’s Sauce, Latta’s Egg Ranch, Vintage Bee Honey, Escazú Chocolates, Tempeh Girl, Yawp! and more. Relay Foods is continuing to actively seek and develop partnerships with additional producers across North Carolina as its presence in the state grows.

Customers have already started placing their first orders online at, where the order process consists of 3 simple steps:

1.  Customers visit and select goods for their virtual grocery basket from among Relay’s wide array of local and natural foods and thousands of everyday grocery staples.

2.  Orders are delivered to the designated pickup site in Relay Foods trucks, expertly packed in temperature-controlled totes. Orders must be placed before midnight on the day of pickup.

3. Customers then stop by the Relay Truck during the pickup window to pick up their fresh groceries.

Since launching in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2009, Relay Foods has been changing the way people get their groceries all across the Mid-Atlantic – and now the Southeast – by combining cutting-edge online shopping technology with the quality of farm-fresh food and the convenience of one-stop pickup or home delivery (in most markets). Relay partners directly with local farmers, growers and merchants, selecting the highest quality sustainable products to offer, while also giving customers access to all the grocery items typically found in a brick-and-mortar supermarket.

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