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Peapod and Giant open new fulfillment center

Leading Internet grocer Peapod and supermarket chain Giant Food Stores have opened a new fulfillment center in Coopersburg, Pa.

"Peapod by Giant has seen exciting growth in the Philadelphia area and we are delighted to partner with our sister grocer, Peapod, to expand service to additional zip codes in the Giant trade area," said Rick Herring, president. "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 25 zip codes, including Doylestown, Quakertown and Coopersburg, will be able to shop for fresh fruits and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as bestselling national brands and Giant private-label products online at peapod.com. They'll also earn Giant Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards for their online purchases.

Shoppers can use Peapod's mobile app to shop from their laptop, tablet or smartphone. They can also create personal lists, read nutrition information online and sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria. Giant BonusCard users can jumpstart their first shop online from a list of items they have bought at their local Giant simply by entering their card number online. Groceries can be delivered as soon as the next day after the order is placed.

"We have delivered more than 26 million orders since we started in 1989," Andrew Parkinson, president of Peapod, said, "and we look forward to delivering many more in the years to come."

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, Giant/Martin's, headquartered in Carlisle, Pa., operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets.

Peapod was founded in 1989 and serves 24 U.S. markets in communities in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.