Giant Food, based in Landover, Maryland, announced the launch of Giant Pickup, which will allow consumers to place grocery orders online and pick them up at a local store without leaving their cars.

The service began rolling out on July 1 and will be available at 100 stores in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware by the end of the year.

"Our new Giant Pickup service is a great option for busy shoppers who can plan ahead and pick up all their groceries without ever leaving the car. Whether on the way home from work, heading to a summer BBQ or just getting the weekly grocery shopping done all that much faster, this really is all about giving our shoppers tools to let them shop however they prefer," says Gordon Reid, president of Giant Food. "We're proud to offer this service to help customers save time so they can get back to what matters most."

Shoppers can choose a pickup window, opting for same-day pickup in as little as four hours or next-day service. The service carries a $30 minimum order with a $2.95 fee. Giant Food is offering free pickup on the first order for new customers.