Quality produce is a requirement of many upwardly mobile professionals in Maryland, and a few grocery delivery services established their business models around offering delivery services featuring natural and organic produce. These businesses realize that some people living in urban areas do not have access to organic, farm fresh produce, and they do not have time to visit farms located just outside of the cities in which they live. These small delivery businesses have garnered extensive client lists of educated city dwellers who want clean, healthy foods, and the delivery services fill client orders by visiting outlying farmers.
Tried and true national grocery store chains like Safeway, Walmart, and Vons deliver groceries throughout Maryland from the cities to the surrounding suburbs. Some of the specific cities included in their delivery area include Baltimore, College Park, Silver Spring, and Capital Heights. Their full line of groceries, pet, and personal care products are available for delivery.
Grocery Delivery Services in Maryland
|Blue Apron||Recipe creations and pre-proportioned ingredients delivered to your door.|
|Five Star Home Foods|
Philadelphia, Allentown, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark
|Heartland Home Foods||1583 Sulphur Spring Road|
District of Columbia, Baltimore
|Relay Foods||Relay Foods opened up business in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2008 and quickly expanded to Richmond, Virginia in 2010, then expanded again in 2013 to service Williamsburg, Virginia. The company also services the Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland area.|
Richmond, Baltimore, District of Columbia, Raleigh
|Washingtons Green Grocer||Since 1994, has been in business, working with local farms on the east coast to deliver grocery packages to homes!|
Baltimore, Alexandria, Arlington
Grocery stores like Safeway and Vons usually require a minimum dollar amount order of at least $50, and they typically charge a flat delivery fee of $5 to cover transportation costs. Stores like Super Walmart with full service grocery departments allow customers to order items online, and they use FedEx to deliver the items fresh to their customers' front doors. Third-party grocery delivery services also act as personal grocery goods shoppers for Maryland residents.
Peapod and NetGrocer are two of the better known grocery delivery establishments that gather and ship groceries throughout Maryland and other areas. These grocery deliver services often give more promotions and discounts for using their services than national grocery store chains, and many operate without charging customers a membership fee. The grocery stores are not the only ones getting in on the action; third-party delivery businesses cropped up to meet the demand of busy people who want to outsource the chore of grocery shopping.
Business professionals working in and around today’s major urban centers are busier than ever, but the nation’s service industries appear to keep pace with their demands for convenience and quality. This is the case for national and regional grocery store chains that provide grocery deliver service to their customers.
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