press release

October 30, 2012

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – All 198 GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia remain open following Hurricane Sandy. GIANT/MARTIN’S transportation teams continue to make deliveries across the region and store associates are assisting customers and busy stocking shelves.

“I want to thank all of our associates for their tremendous commitment to continue to provide customers access to food, water, and other household items needed in the wake of the storm,” said Rick Herring, president. “As communities come together during these difficult times, we will continue to focus on serving our customers, ensuring the safety of our associates, and safety of the products we sell.”

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Headquartered 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 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