SKOKIE, Ill. -- In an effort to improve order selection and distribution efficiencies and to expand its customer base, Peapod here has opened its first dedicated fulfillment center for consumer-direct orders, in Long Island, New York. The 15,000-square-foot fulfillment center can hold nearly 8,000 products including frozen, dry grocery and dairy categories, according to Andrew Parkinson, president of Peapod. Customer orders are delivered by Peapod's vehicle fleet of 15-foot box trucks. The ...

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