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Ever wonder how home delivery grocery stores keep everything straight? Last week The New York Times investigated an order, start to finish, from NYC-based delivery service Fresh Direct. It's a fascinating look at how it all works:

An enormous amount of planning and organization goes into any grocery delivery service, especially one that prepares a good deal of food such as Fresh Direct. The company's 300,000 square-foot warehouse helps keeps it all sorted, and features rooms for different culinary purposes, kind of like a massive mise-en-place—herbs get cleaned, salads prepared, and baguettes par-baked all ready in time for delivery. Read the whole article below to get all the details:

Read More: The Story of a FreshDirect Order | The New York Times

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