Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery & Marketplace, a prominent player in the local delivery and marketplace sector, has announced its acquisition of LocaLI Bred, a Long Island-based company renowned for its curated gift boxes featuring products from local artisans and makers. Under the new branding “LocaLI Bred curated by Trellus,” the company will continue its mission of promoting and supporting small businesses within Trellus’ expanding delivery service area.
Founded by Theresa Pinelli and Halie Geller in 2018, LocaLI Bred began as a home-based venture before establishing its presence at its Northport headquarters. Over the years, it has collaborated with numerous local brands, selling nearly 20,000 subscription and gift boxes and significantly contributing to Long Island’s economy by returning over half a million dollars to local makers through purchases.
Pinelli and Geller expressed excitement about the partnership with Trellus, stating, “We’re thrilled to have found a partner in Trellus that will continue our mission of supporting local small businesses and introducing customers to new products and brands across Long Island.” They emphasized their commitment to connecting Long Islanders with local businesses, fostering long-term appreciation and support within the community.
Trellus, with its extensive network of over 450 small businesses across Long Island and Westchester County, provides the infrastructure and technology necessary for efficient same-day delivery. Since its inception in 2021, the company has completed over 90,000 deliveries, facilitating seamless transactions between local businesses and customers.
Adam Haber, Trellus Co-Founder and CEO, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to carry on the legacy of LocaLI Bred, acknowledging the significant contributions of the woman-owned company to the small business community. He reiterated Trellus’ commitment to supporting independent businesses while offering customers the convenience of shopping locally instead of resorting to large e-commerce platforms.
The debut “LocaLI Bred curated by Trellus” gift box, themed for Valentine’s Day, features an array of locally made chocolates, sweets, and coffee sourced from Long Island merchants, offering customers a taste of the region’s finest offerings.
Headquartered in Nassau County, New York, Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery & Marketplace has developed an integrated delivery system that empowers local small businesses to provide fast, reliable delivery services. With a deep understanding of the pivotal role small businesses play in local economies, Trellus remains dedicated to keeping jobs, sales, and services within communities, supporting the vibrancy and sustainability of local economies.