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Online grocer Peapod has expanded its Peapod by Stop & Shop service in the New York borough of Manhattan, where residents and businesses in Midtown, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side can now receive deliveries from the Ahold USA division.
“It’s no secret that grocery shopping in Manhattan is a challenge,” noted Andrew Parkinson, co-founder and president of Skokie, Ill.-based Peapod. “With the high food prices, large crowds, long lines and limited retailer options, it's a strain on shoppers' wallets and patience,” In contrast, Peapod offers “low prices, thousands of weekly specials and convenient delivery options,” according to Parkinson. Additionally, shoppers can choose from a wide assortment of national brand and private label items.
In the New York Metropolitan area, Peapod additionally delivers to many communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as to the New Jersey and New York suburbs. The e-grocer plans to offer service to more Manhattan neighborhoods by the end of 2011.
As an added convenience for time-pressed customers, Peapod provides a free mobile app available for iPhone/iTouch/iPad, Android and PalmPre users. The app enables shoppers to start modify, finish and place an order all while on the go.
Peapod serves 23 U.S. markets in communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia,Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey. The company has made more than 18 million deliveries since it was founded in 1989.