press release

September 29, 2014

Contacts:
GIANT: Christopher Brand, 717-240-1017, [email protected]

Peapod: Peg Merzbacher, 617-770-6259, [email protected]
Peapod: Talia Pinzari, 857-300-6303, [email protected]

PEAPOD LAUNCHES IN LEHIGH VALLEY

Leading online grocer responds to customer demands by expanding coverage in Pennsylvania

Carlisle, PA - Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocer, and its sister company, GIANT Food Stores, announced today that they have introduced the Peapod home and business delivery service area to communities in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Grocery delivery is now available in the communities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Emmaus, Hellertown, Macungie, Nazareth, Trexlertown, and Zionsville.

Residents and businesses in the newly opened communities are now able to visit peapod.com to shop for fresh fruits and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as best- selling national brands and GIANT private label products. They also earn GIANT Gas Rewards and A+ School Rewards for their online purchases.

Shoppers can shop anywhere, anytime from their laptop, tablet or smartphone with Peapod’s mobile app. 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. New customers can enjoy free delivery for orders of $100 or more for 60 days simply by registering for a free trial of Peapod by GIANT’s new Pod Pass subscription service.

The Peapod service is now available to over 15 million households in the Northeast. “This expansion effort is in direct response to customer demand,” said Andrea Eldridge, SVP Commercial, Peapod East Markets. “We have received dozens of requests for each of these zip codes, and we are excited to have the opportunity to serve consumers in these new areas.”

“We’re excited to share this news. The introduction of Peapod to our Lehigh Valley customers showcases GIANT’s commitment to convenience and value,” said John MacDonald, director of marketing and external communications. “In addition to our convenient store locations, customers now have the opportunity to shop when, where, and how they want to with Peapod’s delivery service.”

Peapod delivery is now available in the following Lehigh Valley zip codes:

Zip code City County
18032 Catasauqua Lehigh
18049 Emmaus Lehigh
18062 Macungie Lehigh
18087 Trexlertown Lehigh
18092 Zionsville Lehigh
18101 Allentown Lehigh
18102 Allentown Lehigh
18103 Allentown Lehigh
18104 Allentown Lehigh
18106 Allentown Lehigh
18109 Allentown Lehigh
18015 Bethlehem Northampton
18017 Bethlehem Northampton
18018 Bethlehem Lehigh
18020 Bethlehem Northampton
18040 Easton Northampton
18042 Easton Northampton
18045 Easton Northampton
18055 Hellertown Northampton
18064 Nazareth Northampton


In addition to Lehigh Valley, Peapod by GIANT grocery delivery is also available in greater Philadelphia including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

About Peapod

Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 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. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has delivered over 29 million orders to homes, businesses and pick-up locations since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); e-mail [email protected] or visit www.peapod.com.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.