LANDOVER, Md. — Making lives easier for Washington, D.C.-area residents, Peapod by Giant recently announced a first-of-its-kind offering that will allow shoppers to place their orders online and pick them up at one of three Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations: Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna. The new Metro Peapod service began February 1, 2016.
As the country’s leading online grocer, Peapod is committed to offering value, convenience and time savings to customers. Peapod will monitor this exciting pilot program closely for expansion opportunities in additional metropolitan markets.
“Today there’s no one-size-fits-all for food shopping, so we offer flexibility,” said Peapod president Jennifer Carr Smith. “Working with Giant allows us to be that trusted resource that can deliver to your home, offer a quick pickup option or provide traditional in-store shopping. This new Metro partnership is just one more way we’re trying to simplify the task of grocery shopping.”
“We are excited to partner with Peapod to provide our riders a new, convenient, time-saving option to complete their grocery shopping without having to deviate from their daily routine,” said Paul Wiedefeld, metro general manager and chief executive officer. “These initiatives are important so that we can see which amenities work best for our customers.”
To use the service, Metro riders can simply place and pay for their order through Peapod’s online service, with pickup options between 4 p.m. 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.