Peapod Digital Labs Wins Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Award

September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021 – Peapod Digital Labs is honored to be included as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment, including categories such as employee benefits, recognition, work-life balance and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Awards were given to companies based on employee feedback about creating a workplace culture that ensures employee wellbeing and engagement.  

"We have been making a conscious effort to build a better workplace in the past year through broad company efforts, like mentorship programs, Associate Feedback Forums, and Employee Engagement surveys; but also through more intimate initiatives, like our Brews with the Boss coffee chats and Wellness Fridays.” says Glenn Henry, VP of HR and Communications at Peapod Digital Labs. “During the remote work everyone has done since early 2020 in the face of the pandemic, we’ve endeavored to ensure our employees feel connected to their teams, their work, and to Peapod Digital Labs. This honor further proves the internal work we’ve done to support our associates and invest in their work, their sense of belonging, and their growth, has in turn, further supported the growth of the company.” 

Nominated companies are assessed using employee survey data to evaluate a number of key categories. Each company’s entry is also evaluated by an independent research firm, with winners selected based on their overall high score.  

One aspect that employees provided positive feedback on was related to the company’s completely refreshed onboarding process. The new process is designed entirely around virtual experiences instead of in-person experiences.  

“My onboarding experience was pretty great overall. I have worked remotely previously, but even in that instance had been onboarded in-person, so I had my concerns coming in. However, I could not have felt more welcomed!” says Chase Wiggs, a new hire who was onboarded remotely this spring. “Starting with the welcome kit I received in the mail, through the 90-day check in—it always felt like the team was going out of their way to make sure I felt welcomed into the PDL family. It definitely has been a unique experience getting to know my team through a computer screen, yet PDL has made sure I felt like a valued member from day one.” 

PDL Onboarding box items


About the Best and Brightest to Work For® Program 

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a national program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, West Michigan and Nationally. To learn more about this year’s award winners, please visit

About Peapod Digital Labs 

Peapod Digital Labs is the digital and e-commerce engine of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA. As the innovation lab for the U.S. brands, Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, Peapod Digital Labs promotes digital and e-commerce innovation, technology and experience to meet the changing needs of customers of each Ahold Delhaize USA local brand, regardless of when, where and how consumers choose to shop. Learn more at