Peapod, the country's leading online grocer, announced it has expanded its Peapod by Stop & Shop service in Manhattan, offering residents and businesses in Midtown, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side a refreshingly convenient and well priced option for their grocery needs.  

To help busy customers on-the-go, Peapod offers a free mobile app available for iPhone/iTouch/iPad, Android and PalmPre users. Customers can start an order, modify an order, finish and place an order all from the palm of their hand.

"It's no secret that grocery shopping in Manhattan is a challenge. With the high food prices, large crowds, long lines and limited retailer options, it's a strain on shoppers' wallets and patience," said Andrew Parkinson, Co-Founder and President of Peapod. "With our low prices, thousands of weekly specials and convenient delivery options, we look forward to giving New Yorkers a smart way to save money and time."

As Ahold USA's online grocery business in the Northeast, Peapod by Stop & Shop leverages the buying power of one of the country's largest supermarket retailers to provide customers with a broad selection of national brand and private label items at low, supermarket prices delivered directly to their doors. In addition, the company offers thousands of weekly specials and accepts manufacturer's coupons.  In the NY Metro area, Peapod by Stop & Shop also services many communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island as well as the New Jersey and New York suburbs.  Peapod by Stop & Shop plans to extend service to additional Manhattan neighborhoods by the end of the year.

An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 18 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, visit