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• The New York Post reports that as part of e-grocer FreshDirect's raising of $189 million in investment capital, the company plans to "rev up its one-hour delivery service, called FoodKick ... The fledgling FoodKick operation, which launched this year in Brooklyn, delivers smaller orders via bicycle and mopeds within an hour and is aimed at folks who absolutely must have a few crucial items for the dinner party or special occasion."

The story notes that FreshDirect is "aggressively moving into the space occupied by Instacart, which delivers groceries within an hour for Whole Foods, Fairway and Costco." And, it is positioning itself to compete more effectively with Amazon Fresh and Amazon Prime Now, each of which is offering one-hour service.
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