press release

November 26, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
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NEW FLOURTOWN GIANT FOOD STORE TO OPEN DECEMBER 11

New features include an in-store nutritionist and Beer Garden & Eatery

Flourtown, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced that the doors of its brand new Flourtown store located at 1874 Bethlehem Pike will open on Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 a.m. The store, which features GIANT’s latest prototype along with a brand new Beer Garden and Eatery, replaces the grocer’s current Flourtown store located within the same shopping plaza. Approximately 160 additional full and part time jobs were created bringing the total number of Flourtown associates to 265.

Fred Morgan continues as the store manager of the new 76,000 square foot GIANT, which will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“With this new store, customers can expect to find a state-of-the-art shopping environment with all of their favorites and the introduction of several new features such as a Beer Garden and an on-site nutritionist,” said Morgan.

One-stop shopping in an innovative store layout When customers walk through the doors of the new store they will take in the vast, perishables hall that includes GIANT’s signature produce, deli, meat, seafood, and bakery departments all complemented by a vibrant décor package.

Flourtown customers will also find a variety of new features and amenities. The Beer Garden and Eatery will offer customers a wide variety of eat-in and take-out selections including wraps, salads, subs and Panini sandwiches. GIANT was granted a restaurant liquor license from the Pennsylvanian Liquor Control Board and plans to offer a selection of domestic and imports with an emphasis on craft and specialty beers.

In-store nutritionist a valuable resource for customers Emphasizing GIANT’s ongoing commitment to healthy lifestyles, Courtney Schoepe, MA, RD, LDN has joined the company as an in-store nutritionist at the Flourtown store. Schoepe will be available to assist customers with questions on healthy eating while they shop, provide one-on-one nutrition consultations, teach health related classes, and conduct Kid Healthy Ideas store tours. In addition, Schoepe will also participate in future health related events throughout the surrounding Flourtown community.

“Courtney will be a valuable resource for customers who are looking to achieve healthier lifestyles and make better choices in the food they are putting in their shopping carts,” said Morgan.

Schoepe brings more than seven years of experience in counseling clients of all age groups with various health conditions and dietary needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from University of Richmond and a master’s in nutrition education from Immaculata University.

Health and wellness is also a focus throughout the store as customers will find a unique assortment of natural and organic products in a dedicated section called Nature’s Promise Marketplace, which includes more than 2,500 frozen, dairy, grocery and special diet selections.

GIANT’s exclusive Healthy IdeasTM product labeling system includes thousands of GIANT’s own brand and national brand perishable and nonperishable products that feature the blue and green Healthy Ideas shelf tags that help customers identify healthy options as they shop the aisles. Foods labeled with the Healthy Ideas symbol include single ingredient fruits, vegetables and 100% fruit juice, some canned, frozen and dried fruits, certain breads and meats, cereals, rice and pasta, low fat dairy products and some snack foods.

Energy Saving Features The Flourtown GIANT, which is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, has been constructed with innovative building technologies to reduce energy consumption and the environmental impact of operations. LED lighting will be used in many areas of the store, significantly reducing energy needs. Warm concrete floors have replaced the traditional tile, reducing the amount of cleaning solutions normally utilized.

GIANT Food Stores has deep roots in Pennsylvania, founded 90 years ago in Carlisle. In July 2012, GIANT entered the Flourtown community when it acquired and re-opened the former Genuardi’s Family Markets site.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, operates 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.

11/26/13