Online grocer Peapod partners with Giant Food Stores to offer grocery delivery in greater Philadelphia area, its 24th U.S. market

SKOKIE, Illinois , September 27, 2011 () – Peapod, the country's leading online grocer, today announced the introduction of Peapod by GIANT service to Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern Montgomery, PA Counties. The online service offers grocery delivery to residents and businesses in Greater Philadelphia with the same quality they know and love from GIANT Food Stores.

The first deliveries will be made Friday, September 30th and residents in Philadelphia, Delaware & Southern Montgomery Counties will have the convenience and ease of shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat and dairy, as well as best-selling national brands and private labels, all at the click of a mouse. In addition, Peapod offers PeapodMobile. The free app, which is available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Palm Pre users, contains Peapod's most convenient shopping features along with some features exclusively available to mobile users.

"GIANT Food Stores is very happy to be offering delivery service as another shopping option to our customers in Philadelphia," said Rick Herring, president, GIANT Food Stores. "Just like GIANT, Peapod will provide a wide selection of well-priced, top quality and fresh products but with the ease of Internet shopping and delivery."

Just one simple click away, www.peapod.com offers shoppers the ability to create personal shopping lists, read nutrition information, sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria, and take advantage of personalized online coupons. Like GIANT, Peapod will offer its customers Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards points. Once an order is placed, groceries can be delivered as soon as the next day. Delivery arrangements can also be made to fit your schedule, even when you are away.

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. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 20 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); email service@peapod.com or visit www.peapod.com

About GIANT/MARTIN'S

Founded in 1923 and headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN'S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia with more than 180 stores, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets and employing over 31,000 associates. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com.


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