press release

January 4, 2016

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GIANT FOOD STORES TO ACQUIRE NELL’S SHURFINE MARKET IN CARLISLE

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced it has entered into an agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. to acquire the Nell’s Shurfine Market located at 951 Walnut Bottom Rd. in Carlisle. The acquisition, expected to be completed by the beginning of March, will mark the second GIANT location in Carlisle.

The 51,800 square foot store is planned to close temporarily on February 28 for conversion and reopen as a GIANT Food Store in late March. The pharmacy will remain open during the conversion. Nell’s associates will have the opportunity to apply for positions at the new GIANT.

“GIANT has been proud to call the Carlisle community home for more than 90 years,” said Tom Lenkevich, president. “We are always looking for ways to grow our business and provide convenient locations to help our customers save money, save time and eat well.”

While plans are still being finalized, the converted store will feature GIANT’s newest marketplace style produce section, the latest bakery department and offering, updated and expanded prepared foods and deli department, and an expanded natural and organic department.

Founded in 1923, GIANT Food Stores began as a meat market in downtown Carlisle, and today has grown to 196 stores in four states.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

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.