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25 Jul 2011

Giant Food Stores opens in Philadelphia

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July 25, 2011 Category: Local Posted by:

GIANT Food Stores opened its first Philadelphia supermarket last week.


Located at 2550 Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, the newly built 74,000 square foot store employs 275 full and part-time associates and is open 24 hours daily seven days a week.


Over the last 24 years, we have been honored to serve customers in the greater Philadelphia suburbs and today we are excited to make our official entrance into the City of Philadelphia community,” said Rick Herring, president, GIANT Food Stores.


“Customers can find a combination of quality, selection and every day savings both inside our store and outside at our fuel pumps to make their shopping experience both a convenient and an affordable one. In addition, we are a proud supporter of the local communities that we serve, and we look forward to being a strong corporate citizen to Northeast Philadelphia.”


“I am excited to welcome the first GIANT grocery store to our city,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “A key goal of the City’s Greenworks Philadelphia plan is to bring local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents. New grocery stores are an important component of reaching that goal of providing healthy, affordable food options for Philadelphians.”


Onsite Fuel & Savings


Fuel pumps are located right outside of the new GIANT where customers can save more every time they fill up their gas tank with Gas Extra Rewards. For every $100 spent on food purchases using a BonusCard, customers receive ten cents off per gallon of gas during promotional periods. The current promotion allows customers to earn and redeem points through August 20.


Community Stewardship


GIANT celebrated the opening of its newest store by giving $10,000 in donations to the following local organizations in a special presentation on July 19 at the store:


  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Gershman Y
  • Liberty USO
  • NAACP of Greater Philadelphia
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Fire Department
  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • School District of Philadelphia St. Joseph’s University of Philadelphia
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia


In addition, as part of GIANT’S Bags to Benches program, 50 park benches were donated to Keep Philadelphia Beautiful for placement throughout the city. GIANT encourages customers to recycle by returning their plastic shopping bags to our stores. GIANT collects these old plastic shopping bags and recycles them into park benches.


“GIANT is proud to live and give in the communities that our stores serve and we are looking forward to helping the Northeast Philadelphia community through our strong commitment to fighting hunger, improving the quality of life for children and supporting local organizations,” said Shawn McGrory, store manager.


Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, the employs 31,000 associates. In total, GIANT has 185 store locations.


GIANT is the third largest private sector employer in Pennsylvania with more than 25,000 full and part time associates in Pennsylvania.

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