NEW YORK — Peapod has lately made a significant push in the Northeast, recently opening 12 new pickup spots.
Peapod, the online grocery business owned by Ahold USA, announced last month that it had opened three pickup locations at Giant Food stores in Maryland and Virginia and nine at Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, bringing the total number of pickup locations in both store chains to 47.
Under the pickup program, customers can order groceries online and then have them delivered to their car in the store's parking lot.
"Customers love having the option of shopping at any time, anywhere from their laptop or smartphone and then picking up their groceries at a time that fits their schedule," Stop & Shop New England Division president Joe Kelley said last month. "It takes less than five minutes, and they don't even have to get out of their car."