Slowed Peapod growth due to operational issues, not demand drop

Operational problems at Peapod’s Chicago warehouse have dragged on Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. online grocery business, executives told investors in its second-quarter earnings call Thursday.

Sales growth has fallen from double digits to high single digits, executives said.

Dick Boer, president and CEO, said “all our focus is now [on] the teams to resolve that” issue, with the expectation that Peapod growth will return to double digits once fixes have bee

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