CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Chef, a Chicago-based meal kit delivery service, today announced it has been named to Internet Retailer's 2017 Hot 100 List of the most innovative e-retailers.
One reason for the selection is Home Chef has grown its shipment volume by over 150x since the beginning of last year and is now delivering more than 1.5 million meals per month to over 97 percent of the country.
For the past 18 years, the editors of Internet Retailer have annually evaluated and compiled a list of the e-commerce websites that push the boundaries of e-retailing. The magazine's 15 editors and researchers each nominate 20 websites for Hot 100 List consideration. Those 300 nominations are culled down to the final Internet Retailer Hot 100, which highlights brands that have distinguished themselves as market leaders in e-commerce because they are innovative and engaging, and serve their customers exceptionally well.
"The online merchants on this year's Hot 100 are the ones innovating," said Allison Enright, Editor of Internet Retailer magazine. "Home Chef and the other e-retailers on the list are all about finding innovative solutions to fill market gaps and applying smart retailing and marketing strategies that will pull customers to them."
Home Chef's popular menu of familiar, easy-to-prepare recipes has contributed to the company's success, allowing it to become the second largest U.S.-based brand in an increasingly popular category.
"This last year has been very exciting for our company," said Pat Vihtelic, Founder and CEO of Home Chef. "We're honored that Internet Retailer selected us as the one to watch in 2017 as well. We look forward to continuing to provide customers an easier way to enjoy home-cooked meals."
Home Chef develops weekly menus that include 10 dinners as well as a breakfast, smoothie and fruit basket. Customers can fully customize their weekly order, selecting any combination of familiar dining options. Customers receive a weekly delivery of fresh ingredients and clear step-by-step recipes that enable them to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals with about 30 minutes of preparation.
About Home Chef
Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service with fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes available nationwide. Home Chef offers 10 dinners along with a breakfast, smoothie and fruit basket that can be selected from a new menu every week. Home Chef's step-by-step instructions allow customers to create delicious home-cooked meals in approximately 30 minutes. Home Chef is headquartered in Chicago with facilities near Los Angeles and Atlanta. For more information on Home Chef, visit https://www.homechef.com/ or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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