Long Beach-based Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery & Marketplace has acquired LocaLI Bred, a Northport-based firm providing curated gift boxes of items from local artists and makers. The brand will continue to support small businesses under the brand “LocaLI Bred curated by Trellus.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Launched in 2018 by Theresa Pinelli and Halie Geller, LocaLI Bred has worked with hundreds of local small businesses, selling nearly 20,000 subscription and gift boxes. Those purchases generated more than $500,000 to local makers, according to a news release about the acquisition by Trellus.
“We’re honored to carry on the legacy of LocaLI Bred, a woman-owned company that’s given so much back to the small business community,” Adam Haber, Trellus cofounder and CEO, said in a written statement.
“Trellus will continue to support independent businesses while providing the convenience customers need to shop local over Amazon and big-box stores,” he added.
Since Trellus was founded in 2021, it has completed more than 90,000 deliveries, according to the news release. The company serves more than 450 small businesses across Long Island and Westchester County.
“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,” Pinelli and Geller said in a joint written statement. “Nothing makes us happier than connecting Long Islanders to local businesses they can support and appreciate for years to come.”
The first “LocaLI Bred curated by Trellus” gift box is Valentine’s Day-themed, featuring locally made chocolates, sweets and coffee from Long Island merchants.