WASHINGTON—Chicago-based Foxtrot is launching two c-store locations in Washington, D.C., this spring, according to Technically D.C. After closing a $17-million growth funding round, the tech-enabled convenience store will open stores in Georgetown and Mount Vernon Square.
Shoppers still can go to the physical locations, but the company’s apps are the real game changer. Customers can order on their phones (or online) and receive delivery in under an hour. Products include food, alcoholic beverages and everyday essentials, with a mixture of local brands and Foxtrot’s private-label offerings. Physical stores include chef-prepared meals, curated gifts and an on-site café.
“We started Foxtrot to create a better way to shop for the goods we all buy everyday—wrapped in a new kind of convenience store that combines the enjoyment of visiting your neighborhood corner store with the ease of shopping from your phone,” said Mike LaVitola, co-founder and CEO.
The latest round of funding will enable Foxtrot to open an eighth Chicago location, hire new employees and open the two stores in D.C. The expansion will bring the total count to 12 locations in Dallas, Chicago and D.C.