Peapod is one of those brands that’s so iconic that you have to wonder how it managed to be such a niche success.
Peapods shelves are filled with everything from the most basic essentials like bread, pasta, and cheese to more sophisticated items like the $300,000, four-seater model and the $2,500, eight-seated model.
You could easily spend an entire day trying to find one of the PeapODs shelves.
But how did the brand manage to grow so quickly in the first place?
How does it stack up against other grocery chains?
And why are they so popular?
Read moreWhat is Peapoda?
Peapodes is a family-owned company in the Philippines.
The company started out in 2007 selling the brand as a convenience store.
Since then, it has grown into a full-service grocery chain.
Peaps shelves are packed with everything you need to make a great meal, like a meal planner, fresh produce, canned goods, and even baby food.
But what sets Peapood apart from other grocery stores is its $3.99 per package shipping charge.
It makes it possible for shoppers to pick up items like fresh fruits, veggies, and meats on their way to and from the store, rather than waiting in line for an hour or more.
A Peapoodle logo on the front of the store in Manila.AP Peapode is one step closer to being able to order food online.
In 2014, the company announced that it would be selling the entire grocery shopping package online.
Today, Peapodo offers two categories of groceries: the $1.99 and the two-day package, both of which are priced at $3 a piece.
You can also buy individual groceries, like peanut butter and jam, as well as bulk items like bulk fruits, vegetables, and meat.
In the future, PeaPods would be able to offer bulk items for sale in grocery stores, too.
The company has also begun selling grocery items in bulk, like its signature Peapoose, which sells for $3 per pound and comes with 2.5 pounds of produce.
The $1-per-pound grocery shopping charge is meant to allow customers to buy products like bread and pasta in bulk.
But it also allows the company to offer more discounts for consumers who can’t find a particular item in the $3-per.
Pound grocery store, for example.
The $1 grocery shopping coupon is currently valid only for customers in the United States and Canada.
Peapoda also launched a “Peapoote” category in 2014, which is meant for consumers to buy more bulk items.
The brand is currently selling only two types of items in the PeaPoote category: Peapote-style rice and Peapopoose-style beans.
The cost of buying PeapOose is $1 per pound, or $1 for the entire package.
PeaOote also includes the $5 coupon for customers who need to buy a package of rice or beans.