New rivals sprouting in Peapod's backyard : Operational prowess to be tested locally, elsewhere by AmazonFresh, Instacart
Peapod, the online grocery delivery system started in 1989, has prevailed in a business segment that's seen some high-profile and aggressive competitors come and go.
Now the Skokie-based company is girding for another wave of energized rivals seeking a slice of a market that's expected to be worth $100 billion by 2025, according to industry estimates.
Considering the potential payoff and sheer amount of money, you can see why Peapod's competitors are lining up locally and elsewhere. ...