Giant-Landover brings total number of Peapod pickup spots to 20

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., has opened 20 pickup locations with online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said.

Giant, owned by Ahold USA, announced the recent opening of three new locations, in Bowie, Md., Sterling, Va., and Chevy Chase, Md.

"We're very excited to be working with our sister grocer Peapod so closely to execute our Giant Pick-up program, an excellent convenience for customers in the Mid-Atlantic region," Giant president Anthony Hucker said. "Our hybrid fuel station, paired with the ability to pick up groceries, is offering our customers an even deeper level of convenience."

The announcement closely follows one from fellow Ahold USA banner Stop & Shop, which operates in New York, New Jersey and New England. Stop & Shop said it would open nine new Peapod pickup locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, bringing its total to 27.