press release

November 19, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
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GIANT FOOD STORES LAUNCH GIANT PICK UP SERVICE AT FIVE MONTGOMERY & BUCKS COUNTY STORES

Another convenient shopping option to fit customers’ busy lifestyles in Bensalem, Hatfield, Plymouth Meeting, Royersford and Warminster communities

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced the launch of its new GIANT Pick Up service in five Montgomery and Bucks County communities in partnership with leading internet grocer and sister company, Peapod. Shoppers can now order their groceries online through www.Peapod.com for easy pick up at the GIANT Food Stores located 2721 Street Road, Bensalem; 1540 Cowpath Road, Hatfield; 2450 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting; 1824 Ridge Pike, Royersford; and 720 W Street Road, Warminster.

“GIANT is committed to providing our customers with options that will enable them to shop whenever and however is most convenient for them,” said Jeff Beaulieu, vice president, sales and merchandising. “By partnering with Peapod, GIANT Pick Up is a convenient and affordable option for customers to quickly pick up their groceries.”

To take advantage of GIANT Pick Up, shoppers visit www.Peapod.com or the Peapod app on their smartphone where they enter their zip code. Once there, they can add items to their cart, select a payment method and then choose a convenient one hour pick-up time any day of the week. There is no fee for the service and no minimum purchase required. Manufacturer coupons are accepted and doubled and customers will be prompted to enter at the time of payment. When customers arrive at their designated Pick Up, an attendant is waiting to put the bags directly into their car.

In addition, shoppers can create personal lists, read nutritional information online, sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria, and take advantage of thousands of weekly specials. GIANT customers can even shop from a list of items they have bought at their local store simply by entering their GIANT BonusCard number online. They can also earn Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards on their pick-up orders.

For more details on GIANT Pick Up, visit www.Peapod.com or giantfoodstores.com/pick-up.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

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 www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods.

About Peapod

Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets in communities in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 26 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); e-mail [email protected] or visit www.peapod.com.

11/19/13