CARLISLE, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Peapod, the country's leading online grocer, in partnership with GIANT Food Stores, LLC announces the opening of its newest wareroom in North Coventry, Pennsylvania. The investment comes as Peapod has experienced double digit growth in the region for the last three consecutive years. With more and more shoppers embracing the convenience of online grocery delivery, the new wareroom will enable Peapod to serve up to 25 percent more shoppers in the greater Philadelphia area. This will be the fourth Peapod wareroom to open in Pennsylvania, and will bring 120 new jobs to the North Coventry community.
"We want to thank greater Philadelphia Peapod and GIANT customers as they have responded positively (and literally) with open doors since 2011 to our service, leading to tremendous growth in this market," said Walt Lentz, Peapod's acting president. "The new wareroom will allow us to increase capacity and meet the larger demand but we are also proud to bring 120 jobs to North Coventry. Shoppers choose Peapod because they know they can rely on us to deliver convenience, personalized solutions and great value on everyday essentials they care about the most."
"We want to be the ultimate meal planning and grocery solution for our customers," said John Ponnett, Senior Vice President, Retail Operations, GIANT. "The growth we are seeing tells us that our customers want what we all want – choices. We get it. That's why we provide offer a great in-store experience as well as the option of online grocery shopping and home delivery through Peapod."
Peapod is the trusted online grocery delivery partner for GIANT stores in Pennsylvania and the expansion will allow more loyal GIANT customers to shop how they want, when they want and most importantly, where they want whether in-store, online or at a convenient pick-up location.
GIANT shoppers are able to use their GIANT loyalty card on Peapod.com to quickly and easily look up past purchases for the ultimate in personalized, convenient shopping. Peapod also accepts all in-store coupons, along with offering thousands of weekly specials to help customers save time and money.
Peapod and GIANT will be hosting a grand opening event on February 20th from 2-3:30pm at the wareroom, located within and attached to the GIANT store at 86 Glocker Way Pottstown, PA 19465. Executives from Peapod and GIANT will be speaking along with local representatives. In honor of the opening, Peapod will be making a donation to the Coventry Food Pantry at the ceremony.
Peapod, an Ahold Delhaize USA company, is America's leading online grocer with over 40 million orders delivered to date. Peapod's intuitive, inspiring website and award-winning mobile app allow customers to shop faster and smarter as well as save time and money with each order. Peapod is an easy and convenient solution for the busy consumer shopping for fresh groceries, pantry staples and meal solutions. Peapod offers delivery to both homes and businesses, and has over 200 pick-up locations. Peapod is available in 24 metro markets across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ more than 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.