Peapod launches pickup service at Mass.-based Stop & Shop store

QUINCY, Mass. — Peapod has launched a new service through which customers can order their groceries online and pick them up at a store.

The Peapod Pick-Up service initially has been rolled out to a Stop & Shop store located in Abington, Mass. For a limited time, Peapod Pick-up will be offered free of charge ($2.95 value) and shoppers can choose a convenient one-hour pickup time between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

"Peapod is delighted to launch this exciting new initiative," Peapod president Andrew Parkinson said. "Customers can shop anywhere, anytime from a computer, tablet or smartphone and Peapod Pick-Up now provides a convenient alternative to our delivery service. We are thrilled to open our first Peapod Pick-Up at the Abington Stop & Shop and look forward to opening additional locations in the future."

Added Stop & Shop New England division president Joe Kelley, "Stop & Shop was one of the first supermarket chains in the nation to offer home delivery when it partnered with Peapod in 1996," he said. "Peapod Pick-Up is a terrific addition to Peapod delivery and continues to support our goal of helping customers shop the way they want to shop. From using self-scan registers and Scan It! in our stores, to ordering online for home delivery and now pick-up, customers have convenient choices in how they shop for groceries."