Peapod by Giant announces grocery pick-up points at Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna Metro Stations in Washington D.C.

First-Ever Program in U.S. Offers Convenience, Time Savings

Landover, Md., 2016-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Making lives easier for Washington D.C. area residents, Peapod by Giant announced today a first-of-its-kind offering that will allow shoppers to place their orders online and pick them up at one of three Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) stations: Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna. The new Metro Peapod service began February 1, 2016.

As the country’s leading online grocer, Peapod is committed to offering value, convenience, and time-savings to customers. Peapod will monitor this exciting pilot program closely for expansion opportunities in additional metropolitan markets.

“Today there’s no one-size-fits-all for food shopping, so we offer flexibility,” said Jennifer Carr Smith, President of Peapod. “Working with Giant allows us to be that trusted resource that can deliver to your home, offer a quick pick-up option or provide traditional in-store shopping. This new Metro partnership is just one more way we’re trying to simplify the task of grocery shopping.”

“We are excited to partner with Peapod to provide our riders a new, convenient, time-saving option to complete their grocery shopping without having to deviate from their daily routine,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Metro General Manager and CEO. “These initiatives are important so that we can see which amenities work best for our customers.”

To use the service, Metro riders can simply place and pay for their order through Peapod’s online service, with pick-up options between 4 and 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. With average transaction times estimated at no longer than five minutes, Peapod-equipped Metro stations will feature lockers where groceries are stored, and an on-site Peapod attendant to load groceries directly into customers’ cars.

For consumers on the go, Peapod’s Metro service is an ideal solution for all their grocery needs. In fact, at least 50% of all Peapod orders are placed on mobile devices, making public transportation the perfect place to multitask.

“Giant knows that customers are constantly on the go and looking for ways to save time and money, without sacrificing service and quality,” said Gordon Reid, Division President, Giant Food of Landover, MD. “As part of their daily commute, customers can simply exit a Metro station and grab their groceries on the way home. We’re proud to partner with WMATA to take this innovative step into the future of city planning and convenience for our customers.”

In addition to the three new Metro pick-up locations, Peapod by Giant also offers more than 50 convenient pick-up locations across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. To learn more about Peapod, visit www.Peapod.com or the brand’s social media channels.

About Peapod
Peapod – an Ahold USA company – is the country’s leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets throughout Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin. Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy households, today Peapod has delivered more than 35 million grocery orders. Customers can order online or on Peapod’s free mobile app for delivery to homes and workplaces or pick-up at many convenient locations. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (1.800.573.2763), e-mail service@peapod.com or visit www.peapod.com.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

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Peapod by Giant announces grocery pick-up points at Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna Metro Stations in Washington D.C.

Peapod by Giant announces grocery pick-up points at Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna Metro Stations in Washington D.C.

Peapod by GIANT expands its Pick Up service to Fairless Hills and Morrisville customers

Convenient shopping option to help customers save time

Carlisle, PA, 2015-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — GIANT Food Stores’ Peapod by GIANT Pick Up service is now available to Fairless Hills and Morrisville customers. In partnership with leading internet grocer and sister company, Peapod, shoppers can order their groceries online through Peapod.com for easy pick up at the GIANT located at 471 Oxford Valley Road in Fairless Hills and at the Morrisville GIANT at 833 W. Trenton Ave. This marks GIANT’s 20th and 21st Pick Up locations chain wide.

“Peapod by GIANT Pick Up is another way we are helping our customers save time, especially in the midst of the busy holiday season,” said Mary St. Ledger Baggett, director of marketing and external communications, GIANT. “With Peapod by GIANT Pick Up, our customers can shop when and how they want and schedule a pick up time that works best with their schedules, and they don’t even have to get out of their car.”

To take advantage of Peapod by GIANT Pick Up, shoppers visit Peapod.com or the Peapod app on their smartphone where they enter their zip code. Once there, they can add items to their cart, select a payment method and then choose a convenient one hour pick-up time. Peapod by GIANT Pick Up costs $2.95 per order with a minimum order of $60. When customers arrive at their designated Pick Up location, an attendant is waiting to put the bags directly into their car.

In addition, shoppers earn Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards on their pick-up orders. GIANT customers can even shop from a list of items they have bought at their local store simply by entering their GIANT BonusCard number online. They can also create personal lists, read nutritional information online, sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria, and take advantage of thousands of weekly specials.

For more details on Peapod by GIANT Pick Up, visit Peapod.com or giantfoodstores.com.

About Peapod
Peapod – an Ahold USA company – is the country’s leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets throughout Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin. Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy households, today Peapod has delivered more than 34 million grocery orders. Customers can order online or on Peapod’s free mobile app for delivery to homes and workplaces or pick-up at many convenient locations. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (1.800.573.2763), e-mail service@peapod.com or visit www.peapod.com.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S
GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to helping its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN’S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.

Media contacts: GIANT: Samantha Krepps, 717-240-1017, samantha.krepps@giantmartins.com Peapod: Liz Psaros, 617-770-8987, epsaros@ahold.com