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Peapod by GIANT opens new fulfillment center Online grocer expands to serve growing demand

Peapod by GIANT Online Shopping and Delivery Service expands service in Pennsylvania

CARLISLE, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Internet grocer Peapod, LLC., and supermarket chain GIANT Food Stores today announced the recent opening of a new facility in Coopersburg, PA to serve the needs of consumers from Pennsylvania's Bucks County looking for the convenience of online grocery shopping and delivery to their home or business.

"Peapod by GIANT has seen exciting growth in the Philadelphia area and we are delighted to partner with our sister grocer, Peapod, to expand service to additional zip codes in the GIANT trade area," said Rick Herring, president. "As always, we will strive to provide a wide selection of well-priced, top quality, fresh products with the ease of online shopping and home delivery."

Residents and businesses in over 25 zip codes including Doylestown, Quakertown and Coopersburg will be able to visit www.peapod.com to shop for fresh fruits and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as best selling national brands and GIANT private label products.  They'll also earn GIANT Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards for their online purchases.

Shoppers can shop anywhere, anytime from their laptop, tablet or smartphone with Peapod's mobile app. They can also create personal lists, read nutrition information online, and sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria.  GIANT BonusCard users can jumpstart their first shop online from a list of items they have bought at their local GIANT simply by entering their card number online.  Groceries can be delivered as soon as the next day after the order is placed.

Peapod's state-of-the-art order-fulfillment technology and proprietary transportation routing system help achieve accuracy and efficiency in picking, packing and delivering grocery orders.  "We have delivered over 26 million orders since we started in 1989," Andrew Parkinson, president of Peapod, said, "and we look forward to delivering many more in the years to come."

About GIANT/MARTIN'S
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN'S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN'S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN'S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN'S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods.

About Peapod
Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets in communities in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 26 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); e-mail service@peapod.com or visit www.peapod.com.

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