Beginning Monday, July 10, online grocer Peapod, Inc. will begin offering new, free delivery service to customers in Chicago and surrounding suburbs on orders of $75 or more, the Company announced today. The free delivery service comes as Peapod celebrates its 10-year anniversary, and is one of many new benefits the online grocer has in store for its hometown fans.

“This is a major milestone for Peapod,” said Andrew Parkinson, chairman and co-founder of Peapod. “We want to thank Chicago for 10 great years. As we head into our second decade of providing friendly and superior service, free delivery is just one of many gifts we will be offering to our customers.”

Make Time to Savor Summer

With the summer season in full swing, time spent in grocery store lines is time better spent enjoying Chicagoland’s bounty of summer activities and events, from picnics in the park to community festivals and street fairs, to the sun and sand of Chicago’s beaches. To help its customers make the most of their time this summer, Peapod is also offering more delivery window choices – an added convenience for busy people.

Unattended Delivery Adds Convenience

Peapod will also offer Chicago customers the freedom to have groceries delivered even while they’re not home. Peapod’s new Unattended Delivery option lets customers have orders delivered to a designated, secure location – such as a backyard, back porch or a building’s receiving room. Peapod’s innovative, tamper-resistant, insulated tote packaging ensures orders stay fresh and temperature-controlled – or your money back.

“In our 10th year of service in Chicago, we’re extremely pleased to be able to offer free delivery, unattended delivery and so many more exciting benefits,” said Thomas Parkinson, Peapod’s chief technology officer and co-founder of the company with his brother, Andrew. “We’re also constantly expanding our merchandise categories to provide our customers with hundreds of new items to meet their ever-growing shopping needs.”

Shrimp, Sunblock and Stephen King

Peapod offers fast and easy one-stop shopping for thousands of items, from fresh produce, to choice meats, bakery, deli and dairy items. This month, the Company is also introducing several new specialty shops:

– Book Store with New York Times bestsellers and magazines

– Baby Store to fill the needs of busy new parents and their little ones

– Beer, Wine & Spirits Shop featuring a variety of summer beverages

– Pet Store with a wide variety of food and grooming goods for all kinds of pet

– Seasonal Shop filled with holiday decorating and entertaining items

Summer Celebration

In celebration of 10 years of business in Chicago, Peapod is offering free fruit, ice cream and more as part of its “12 Weeks of Summer” promotion. Every two weeks this summer a new item will be free to customers with any order of $50 or more. From farm fresh fruit to everyone’s favorite summer treat – ice cream – Peapod is giving away the ingredients for a perfect summer.

Founded in 1989, Peapod, Inc. ( is the nation’s most experienced grocery e-tailer. The Company is based in Chicago, IL, and provides local and national grocery delivery service.