QUINCY, Mass. — Peapod last week announced the opening of a new fulfillment facility in Agawam, Mass., to better serve the needs of consumers from Hampshire and Hampden counties.
“Peapod by Stop & Shop has seen exciting growth in the Western Massachusetts area and we are delighted to be able to better serve the local communities with a brand new local facility,” stated David McHugh, VP and general manager, Peapod by Stop & Shop. “We have hired personal shoppers and delivery drivers and expect to add 100 new jobs by the time we have completed hiring. 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 35 area zip codes including Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee and Amherst are now able to visit www.peapod.com to shop for fresh fruits and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as national brands and Stop & Shop private label products.
In addition to providing home and workplace delivery, the new fulfillment facility in Agawam will also serve new Pick-up locations that will open in the next few months. This new service will give consumers the option to shop online at peapod.com and choose to pick up their groceries at a nearby Stop & Shop store.
Peapod’s 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.”