Subscription meal delivery services like Sun Basket, through which consumers get weekly ready-to-cook meal ingredients, are becoming increasingly popular among internet-savvy Millennial foodies who don't have time to stop at the grocery store every day. However, most of these services have limited delivery ranges due to a lack of distribution centers. With a new funding boost, though, Sun Basket is opening another distribution hub, allowing it to serve 98 percent of the US population.
Before receiving its $15 million in funding from Vulcan Capital, a VC firm, Sun Basket had two distribution centers: one in California and one in New Jersey. With these two locations, the company reported that it could get its organic meal ingredients to 80 percent of Americans. With a third center, Sun Basket will be able to satisfy 98 percent of American foodies' cravings for organic, gourmet meals.