Relay Foods plans to bring 25 new jobs to Charlottesville

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Relay Foods plans to bring more than groceries to Virginia. The Charlottesville-based online grocer announced Monday a $735,000 expansion slated to create 25 jobs in the city.

The company says it will expand its corporate headquarters and Charlottesville fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and support its entry into new markets. Relay strives to increase its mid-Atlantic sales by $3 million over the next three years. 

Relay Foods helps more than 200 local farmers and producers deliver local foods and groceries directly to customers. 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $50,000 grant from the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) for the project.  Relay Foods also says it will purchase at least $350,000 worth of meats, produce, dairy products and other foods from Virginia producers over the next three years.

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