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Internet grocer Peapod has opened 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 MA area and we are delighted to be able to better serve the local communities with a brand new local facility,” said David McHugh, VP and GM, 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 more than 35 area zip codes including Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee and Amherst, are now able to visit Peapod’s website to shop for fresh fruits and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as national brands and Stop & Shop private label products. They also earn Stop & Shop Gas Rewards and A+ School Rewards for their online purchases.
Using Peapod’s mobile app, shoppers can create personal lists, read nutrition information online, and sort products by price or by nutrition criteria. Stop & Shop Card users can jumpstart their first shop online from a list of items they have bought at their local Stop & Shop by entering their card number online. Groceries can be delivered as soon as the next day after the order is placed.
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 and pick up their groceries at a nearby Stop & Shop store.
Peapod’s state-of-the-art 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,” said Andrew Parkinson, president of Peapod. “We look forward to delivering many more in the years to come.”
Founded in 1989, Ahold USA-owned Peapod today serves 24 U.S. markets in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.