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May 26, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Jersey City, NJ


Anyone missing this tour can come to our tour in September!

Wednesday May 24, 2017


Andrew and Thomas Parkinson pioneered the online grocery delivery concept in 1989 when they founded Peapod in Evanston, IL as part of a local incubation lab. Combining backgrounds in consumer product marketing and technology, the brothers established Peapod as a smart shopping solution for busy families.

Across its different facilities, Peapod has between 10,000 – 16,000 products in a range of categories: produce; meat and seafood; deli items; prepared foods; natural and organic foods; Kosher foods; office and school supplies; seasonal items; pet items; health and beauty aids; wine, beer and spirits (in specific markets); and private labels from Stop & Shop and Giant.

  • Fresh and frozen items represent 37% of sales
  • 35% of orders have at least one organic item in the shopping cart

Peapod operates under a centralized distribution model with two formats: warehouses and warerooms. Both provide next-day delivery, but warerooms, which are dedicated areas attached to Ahold Delhaize stores, are primarily used in new markets so as to leverage the stores’ infrastructures. Unlike other traditional grocers, who operate under an “in-store pick” model, centralized distribution allows Peapod to design a shopping space that supports efficiency and accuracy in order fulfillment. Peapod also holds more control over inventory and logistics under this model. Peapod has 4 warehouse fulfillment centers and 21 warerooms that are attached to a physical store.

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3:00 - 3:30 pm   Registration at Peapod
3:30 - 4:59 pm   Tour
5:00 - 6:00 pm   Networking at Rita & Joe's
6:00 - 6:30 pm   Speaker Presentation
6:30 - 8:00 pm   Dinner

Tour Location

255 US Highway Route 1&9 Truck Suite 200
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Dinner & Meeting Location

 142 Broadway Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tour & Dinner Cost: 

  • MHSNJ Members   $50
  • Non members   $75
  • New Member Special   $110
  • Tour Sponsorship   $250

Our tour sponsor:

"Material Handling Society New Jersey" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. MHSNJ 3 Highland Ave. Long Valley NJ 07853

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