DinnerTime, a Baltimore-based meal planning technology company, has teamed with online grocer Peapod, allowing shoppers to have the ingredients for their meals delivered.
The DinnerTime app, started in 2010 by co-founders Laura and Charlie Moore, creates customized meal plans and shopping lists with on-sale items from grocery stores selected by users. The company says it has members nationwide, more than 10 million potential meal combinations and weekly sales information from 12,000 stores.
Peapod, owned by Giant parent company Ahold USA, will be the only grocery delivery option in the Baltimore area. The partnership with Peapod will allow DinnerTime to expand to the 24 U.S. markets served by Peapod.
In those markets, consumers can select Peapod as their grocer. DinnerTime.com will recommend meals based on a household's tastes, budget, time constraints, health concerns, food allergies and other restrictions. The website then creates a Peapod order for at-home delivery or pickup at one of Peapod's locations, which include some Giant stores.
"Everything we do is designed to make it easy and convenient for members to plan ahead and shop ahead for delicious meals made-at-home with great ingredients," said DinnerTime CEO Laura Moore in an announcement. "Delivery is the obvious next step."
DinnerTime offers monthly or annual subscriptions.
In the Baltimore area, DinnerTime customers can select stores through the app including Aldi's, Eddies, Food Depot, Food Lion, The Fresh Market, Geresbeck's, Giant, Graul's, Green Valley, Harris Teeter, Harvest Fare, Highlandtown Markets, Lauer's, Martins, Mom's Organic, Price Rite, Redman's Warehouse, Redners, Safeway, Save-A-Lot, Shoppers, Seven Mile Market, Shoprite, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Wegmans, Weis and Whole Foods.