Founded in 1989 by brothers Andrew and Thomas Parkinson, Peapod has grown to be one of America's leading Internet grocers. Peapod is a wholly owned subsidiary of international food provider Royal Ahold, and works in partnership with Ahold USA supermarket companies including Stop & Shop and Giant Food.
Originally started in Chicago with a partnership with the grocery store chain, Jewel, the company aimed to bring an online shopping service to the people of Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods. Peapod began testing in 400 households in the Chicago suburbs, providing for its testing families, the software and modems so they could dial directly into the Peapod system and do their ordering. During those early days, the packing and the delivery was done by Andrew and Thomas themselves.As the company grew in popularity, it branched out and made partnerships with Safeway in San Francisco, Randall’s in Houston, and Kroger in Columbus, Ohio. 1995 brought the first advertising campaign and the company reaped the rewards of 4,600 new members. Before that campaign, new clients were added to the company roster largely due to word of mouth by satisfied customers.
In 1996, it launched its website, securing it as one of the very first of its kind and became one of the earliest Internet start-ups. Between 1997 and 2000, Peapod expanded into Boston and Watertown, MA, Long Island, NY, and Norwalk CT in partnership with Stop and Shop. In late 2000, a partnership with Giant Foods allowed Peapod to be of service to the people of Washington, DC and the surrounding areas. 2000 brought in the Ahold Company which took over a 51% partnership and allowed the company access to its grocery stores all over the country. The company continued to grow and expand and partner with local Ahold partnerships to bring the Peapod Grocery experience to more and more people throughout the country.
Peapod.com has many features on its website designed to enhance and ease the shopper’s online experience. Some of those features include: Weekly specials, new items, express ship, shopping lists, a sort feature, Nutrifilter, Aisle Browsing, Item Search, coupons, and Recipes and more. They are also committed to the local community by bringing in locally grown produce when possible, as well as providing selections of hometown goods. For example, the customers in Chicago who want Peapod to bring in a little piece of home, they can order filets from Wildfire or pizza from Gino’s East.
07/30/10: Cooking at home has many benefits. Homemade meals are cheaper, better for the environment and it can give you a sense of accomplishment when it's finally time to sit down and enjoy the food you made.
Before you can start flexing your culinary muscles, you may want to stock up on kitchen utensils. Measuring cups and mixing bowls are essential, but if you want to cook exotic meals, consider purchasing a wok, rice cooker or crock pot.
Utensils may help you prepare the meal, but the ingredients you use will be what makes or breaks your dish. Purchasing quality ingredients enhances the flavor and healthiness of your food, so don't be afraid to purchase gourmet vegetables and meats.
When it finally comes time to prepare the meal, be sure to think your way through the cooking process. It's best to consider ahead of time how many burners you will need to use or which items may take longer to prepare.
When shopping for items for your kitchen, considering searching for promotion codes on the web. MagicKitchen.com Promotion Codes, My Spice Sage Promotional Codes or Peapod Promotion Codes can help you find the best deals.
Using Peapod Promotion Codes:
To activate the listed promotion codes, simply copy and
paste the promotion code listed into the box on the merchant's site. Codes typically offer things such as modest discount and some have a free shipping code.
There is usually a button that will let you
update your cart with the code entered so you know it works. Because almost all of our Peapod promo codes are submitted by
our visitors, we cannot assume any responsibility for their accuracy or validity. By indicating if a code worked
or did not work, you help visitors down the line know in advance if they can expect a code to work.