Making lives easier for Washington D.C. area residents, Ahold’s business Peapod and Giant Food announced a first-of-its-kind offering that allows 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.
As the leading online grocer in the U.S., Peapod is committed to offering value, convenience, and time-savings to customers. Peapod will monitor this pilot program closely for expansion opportunities in additional metropolitan markets.
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.
In addition to the three new Metro pick-up locations, Peapod by Giant also offers more than 50 pick-up locations across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
Peapod is the leading Internet grocer in the U.S., serving 24 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.
About Giant Food
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.