press release

May 11, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD STORES COMPLETES MAJOR REMODEL AT NEW HOPE STORE

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel and 15,000 square foot addition of its store located at 6542 E Logan Square, New Hope, Pennsylvania. The now 60,800 square foot store underwent a six-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a convenient shopping experience. GIANT has added twenty-two associates to the New Hope workforce which now numbers 193 full and part time associates.

“We are very excited to showcase our new state-of-the-art shopping amenities to our New Hope customers,” said Dave Werbisky, store manager. “With our store expansion and remodel, we are able to offer customers a wider variety of products at the everyday savings and value they expect from GIANT.”

New Hope customers will find key departments such as produce, deli, meat, seafood, and bakery have been completely overhauled with new décor and fixtures along with an increased variety of product. In addition, fresh store made sushi has been introduced. Other departments such as health and beauty care and frozen foods have also been expanded.

Customers will enjoy the new cozy Marketplace Café, with free Wifi and adjacent coffee service, where customers can check email or surf the internet in a comfortable café setting complete with tables for dining.

Emphasizing GIANT’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, customers will find a broader 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. To assist customers on gluten-free diets due to celiac disease or other health concerns, the gluten-free product area located within Nature’s Promise Marketplace was expanded to sixteen feet.

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, exterior store signs and in the frozen food cases. LED lights are longer-lasting and are expected to reduce wattage by half.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the New Hope GIANT has been in existence since 1995.

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

5/11/12