Door to Door Organics Gets More Green
While e-commerce has been slow to gain traction in the grocery category, at least some investors believe in Door to Door Organics, the Boulder, CO-based e-grocer.
Last week, Door to Door Organics received a $2 million Series A round investment from Greenmont Capital, a growth stage investment fund. Now in its seventh year, Door to Door Organics claims to offer one of the largest grocery delivery networks of any e-grocer in the U.S., with operations in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The company started out sourcing and delivering organic produce, and has since added products such as locally sourced farm-fresh eggs, natural gourmet cheese, locally raised meats, artisan breads and value-priced pantry staples. Produce is USDA Certified Organic and sourced locally whenever possible. The company partners with multiple farms. Details of each local farm are listed on local websites for each city.
Customers place and customize their orders online each week. They get to choose the size of the box and its contents. Door to Door Organics’ "The Door To Door Kitchen" also offers recipe suggestions based on the orders and allows members to shop for any additional items they might need. Members can also "Shop by Recipe," creating their order based on the week’s planned meals.
"We built this business by delivering fresh, high-quality food that has a positive impact on people’s health, the environment and our communities," said Chad Arnold, president and CEO of Door to Door Organics, in a statement.
"We’re excited to partner with Door to Door Organics and bring our experience from retail grocery into the world of e-grocery," said Greenmont Capital Partner David Haynes. "The consumer dynamic is shifting rapidly, and Door to Door Organics is building a compelling solution for the informed, health-conscious consumer who wants to be inspired in the kitchen."
Door to Door Organics appears to be the largest organic e-grocer in the country, although it faces competition from Whole Foods and some local organic stores offering delivery.
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What do you think of the growth potential for Door to Door Organics and other organic e-grocers? Do organic e-grocers face fewer hurdles than traditional grocers in e-commerce?