Relay Foods Expands Again in North Carolina, Begins Service to Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- This week, Relay Foods, who TIME Magazine labeled as the “leading startup” in the online grocery space, expanded its service in North Carolina to include Chapel Hill. This is Relay Foods’ third 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 both Durham and Raleigh in June.

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

Southern Village – Mondays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Southern Village Park & Ride (732 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC)

University Mall – Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Walgreens on the corner of Franklin St. and Estes St. (1500 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC)

A third pickup location on Fridays will be announced in the coming days.

“We are thrilled to be opening our third North Carolina market, just a month since expanding southward,” said Zach Buckner, CEO and Founder of Relay Foods. “Adding Chapel Hill fills out our robust service to the Triangle region and is a testament to our dedicated staff and local producer partners, as well as the great residents of the Triangle who have latched onto our healthy, local online grocery platform.”

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.

For any media inquiries, please contact or call Sarah Yates, VP Merchandising and Communications, at 877-573-5295 ext 811 or Vicki Ballagh at 202-724-6989.

About Relay Foods:
Relay Foods is an innovative online grocery company with a mission to bring the best in local produce, sustainable foods and everyday groceries directly to our customers. With simple online ordering and convenient delivery or free pick up, Relay Foods is changing the way people get their groceries, simplifying the process and raising the standards for local quality.

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