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FreshDirect makes new promises to Bronx

Responding to intense criticism from South Bronx residents and organizations over the deal to subsidize a new facility in Port Morris for FreshDirect, the online grocer has promised to seek out Bronx residents for new jobs, to expand its service to the Bronx and to build a non-polluting fleet of delivery trucks.

On-line grocer will move to Port Morris

By pledging $100 million in grants, loans and tax breaks, New York has lured FreshDirect to Port Morris, thwarting New Jersey’s effort to capture the on-line grocer’s business. The company promises to create 1,000 new jobs.