press release

September 8, 2016

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Carlisle, PA. (September 8, 2016) - GIANT Food Stores today announced customers can now purchase wine at its store located at 6560 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. This marks the first GIANT store to sell wine in Pennsylvania.

Fifty varieties of wine are now available within the Beer Garden and Eatery at the Mechanicsburg store, and additional varieties will be added in the coming weeks.

“Our Pennsylvania customers have long been asking us to offer wine to purchase when they shop at our stores,” said Tom Lenkevich, GIANT president. “Our customers will enjoy finding the right wine to pair with our many food offerings that include gourmet cheeses, meat, and fish.”

The Beer Garden and Eatery is open Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

GIANT enforces a 100% proof-of-age policy for both wine and beer sales at the Beer Garden and Eatery. Cashiers will ask for proper identification – a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card – from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol, regardless of age.

“We’re committed to being a better place to shop, and we look forward offering wine at our additional 19 Beer Garden & Eateries throughout the commonwealth in the near future,” added Lenkevich.


GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.