press release

October 18, 2013

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – MARTIN’S Food Market has completed a major remodel of its store located at 2032 E. Pleasant Valley Road in Bellemeade (Altoona). The store underwent a three-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“The entire Bellemeade team is excited to show off our new look that offers customers a wider variety of products at the everyday savings and value they expect from MARTIN’S,” said Mike Young, store manager. “We are excited to showcase our new state-of-the-art shopping amenities to our customers.”

As part of the remodel, a new Butcher Shoppe was added featuring Certified Angus Beef, 100% U.S.D.A. Choice Grade Beef, All-Natural Hatfield Pork, and Grade A Chicken with a vast selection of specialty cuts, steaks and filets.

Bellemeade customers will also find key departments such as produce, deli and bakery have been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an improved variety of product. The full-service pharmacy was relocated and expanded providing an increased selection of health and beauty items.

With an eye on energy conservation, LED lighting was newly installed in many areas of the store, including overhead track lights, spotlights on specialty areas & displays, store signs and in the frozen food cases. LED lights are longer-lasting and are expected to reduce wattage by half.

The Customer Service area was redesigned to meet customer needs and offers many services and conveniences, including Western Union, RedBox DVD rentals, money orders, ATM, lottery tickets and postage stamps.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the Bellemeade MARTIN’S has been in existence since 2000 and employs 88 associates.


Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and