Online grocer expands into Chapel Hill

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Relay Foods starts Chapel Hill service: Relay Foods, the online grocer that sells locally grown produce and other goods as well as regular grocery items, has added Chapel Hill to its list of communities that it’s providing service to.
Chapel Hill is the third location in the state that it has expanded to after Durham and Raleigh.
To order from Relay Foods, customers order groceries online and then pick them up at pre-arranged locations. Orders placed by midnight are available for pickup as soon as the next day.
The pickup locations will be at the Southern Village Park & Ride at 732 Market St. in Chapel Hill from 4 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, and at the Walgreens at the corner of Franklin and Estes streets from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
A third pickup location on Fridays is expected to be announced.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
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 others.
The company launched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2009.


Tractor Supply Co. store opening in Hillsborough: The U.S. retail farm and ranch supply store chain Tractor Supply Co. is opening its new Hillsborough store on July 19, according to a news release from the company.
The Hillsborough store is Tractor Supply’s 64th in the state, and employs 15 people. The store has 19,097 square feet, including sales floor and support service space.
To celebrate the grand opening of the store, shoppers will receive 10 percent off their first purchase up to $100, from July 24-27, and can enter to win prizes including store gift cards, pet food and animal feed, clothing, power tools, and a lawn tractor and chain saw.
Free Tractor Supply caps will also be given away while supplies last.
On July 26, the store’s grand opening will feature food provided by a local FFA group and tractor displays, among other groups and activities.
Tractor Supply Co. operates more than 1,300 stores in 48 states. The company sells goods for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets, agricultural products, tools and hardware, light truck equipment, work clothing and lawn and garden power equipment products.


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