press release

May 25, 2012

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – With more than 60% of its grocery shoppers having at least one dog or cat in their household, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets today announced the launch of a new service for pet owners. GIANT/MARTIN’S has partnered with accredited pet pharmacy PetCareRx to help fulfill the prescription needs for pet owners. Beginning May 27, customers can now have their pet prescriptions filled at their local GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy.

“We are excited to offer this new and convenient option for our customers who are also pet owners,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations. “In addition to offering a variety of pet food products, customers can complete all of their pets’ shopping needs with one stop at our stores.”

Currently 40% of vet prescriptions can already be filled at GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacies. With its new partnership with PetCareRx, GIANT/MARTIN’S will be able to offer three of the most popular pet prescription items that had previously only been available from veterinarians and online vet pharmacy providers. These include Heartguard Plus, Rimadyl and Frontline Plus. For prescriptions that cannot be filled at a local GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy, the pharmacists will work with PetCareRx to fill and ship the pet medication directly to the owner’s home address, arriving within a 2-3 day timeframe. Customers will also receive Gas Extra Rewards points for prescriptions purchased at the pharmacy and through home delivery via PetCareRx when conveniently filling their pets’ prescriptions.

Pet owners can visit their local GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy for more information.


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