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Peapod Delivers 1 Millionth Grocery Order

Peapod Inc. announced it received its one millionth grocery order on July 24.

To mark the occasion, Peapod co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Thomas Parkinson personally made the one millionth delivery to Maureen Schoenbeck in Chicago.

Schoenbeck also received a voucher for free groceries for one full year. She opted to donate her winnings to The Greater Chicago Food Depository, which provides food to needy Chicago-area families through a number of shelters and other social service facilities.

"This is a testament to the power and popularity of electronic commerce and to Peapod's success on the Internet," said Andrew Parkinson, Peapod CEO. "When we started the company, we dreamed about our millionth grocery order, and now we're setting our sights on our two millionth."

Peapod, which said recently it is planning to enter the New York market, is beginning to shift its fulfillment operations to a warehouse-based distribution format. The company said it delivered approximately $114 million worth of grocery items since 1990, including 3.6 million bananas (the most popular item ordered).