press release

April 26, 2012

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets today announced that starting on April 22, all GIANT and MARTIN’S locations began accepting the American Express Card as a form of payment to continue their ongoing efforts to provide customers with additional payment choices when they grocery shop.

“In these busy times, choice is high on the shopping lists of our customers, and we now offer another payment option for our customers when they visit our stores,” said Rick Herring, Division President of Giant Carlisle.

“American Express is thrilled to work with GIANT and MARTIN’S to bring their shoppers greater choice in how they want to pay,” said Vincent Campana, Vice President and General Manager, National Client Group at American Express.

To commemorate the event, American Express will make a $50,000 contribution to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, GIANT and MARTIN’S charity of choice.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was recently awarded the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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