Quick Stats

Quick Stats

    You are here

    Peapod to Test D.C. Metro Station Pickup Points

    Pilot to start this spring at 3 locations

    By Bridget Goldschmidt, Stagnito Business Information

    This spring, Peapod by Giant will run a six-month trial during which it will provide groceries at certain Washington, D.C., Metro train stations, according to published reports, which noted that the Fort Totten, Glenmont and Van Dorn Street stations would take part in the pilot program.

    "We will be the first system in the U.S. to do this," Stan Wall, director of the Office of Real Estate and Station Planning at the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), told the local ABC7 news affiliate.

    Under the program, each station will feature an insulated locker for customers' groceries. Consumers will be able to order items online via the e-grocer and pick them up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 4 to 7 p.m. An attendant will be on hand to give shoppers their orders, but no money will change hands. A customer must order a minimum of $60 in groceries, with a $2.95 fee for the service.

    When contacted by Progressive Grocer, Peg Merzbacher, VP of regional marketing at Skokie, Ill.-based Peapod, an Ahold USA company, confirmed the pilot, which she said was “part of our commitment to find more ways to make grocery shopping easy for busy consumers. Customers can shop anytime, anywhere from their desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and then pick up their groceries as they head home after work."

    Peapod by Giant currently offers 52 pickup locations.

    By Bridget Goldschmidt, Stagnito Business Information
    • About Bridget Goldschmidt In addition to serving as Progressive Grocer’s Managing Editor, Bridget writes many print and digital features encompassing a range of grocery and fresh categories across the store. Bridget also enjoys on-site reporting assignments at such key industry events as the New York Fancy Food Show and the International Boston Seafood Show, in addition to visiting stores for PG’s prestigious Store of the Month feature. In her years with the magazine, she has developed into a knowledgeable voice on grocery industry trends, sought by such distinguished publications as The New York Times.

    Related Content

    Related Content