press release

June 20, 2012

Contact:
Jerry Griffin
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD STORES SET TO BEGIN CONVERSION OF 15 FORMER GENUARDI’S IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA

Stores will be converted to the GIANT banner in waves

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced it will begin the conversion of 15 former Genuardi’s Family Markets in the greater Philadelphia area on June 29 to GIANT Food Stores. During the conversion process, five stores at a time will temporarily close for about a week. The three-phase staggered approach is expected to be completed on July 22.

“During the three weeks of conversion, we will strive to minimize the amount of disruption to our customers,” said Rick Herring, president. “GIANT is committed to this multi-million dollar investment to improve the overall shopping experience in these 15 stores to meet the quality, selection and savings that customers have come to expect from GIANT.”

While the extent of the remodels and addition of new amenities will vary by store, each store will reopen as a GIANT Food Store and receive updated refrigeration systems, improved lighting and new signage. In addition, all 15 stores will be thoroughly cleaned and painted.

NOTE: The complete conversion schedule is listed below.

On June 15, GIANT received approval from the Federal Trade Commission for the acquisition of 15 supermarkets from Genuardi’s. GIANT has offered employment to 1,700 former Genuardi’s store associates – nearly all who applied for employment with GIANT at the stores purchased. GIANT also previously announced it will hire approximately 900 additional part-time associates to support its new stores.

About GIANT Food Stores

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.

GIANT FOOD STORES CONVERSION SCHEDULE

Phase 1 stores close June 28th at 6 p.m. and re-open July 8th at 8 a.m.

  • 1375 Boot Road, West Chester, PA
  • 737 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • 2395 York Road, Jamison, PA
  • 830 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA
  • 467 Sumneytown Pike, North Wales, PA

Pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. 6/28, and will re-open at 1:00 p.m. on 6/30

Phase 2 stores close July 5th at 6 p.m. and re-open July 15th at 8 a.m.

  • 50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA
  • 1121 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA
  • 950 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
  • 310 S. Henderson Pike, King of Prussia, PA
  • 2350 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA

Pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. 7/5, and will re-open at 1:00 p.m. on 7/7

Phase 3 stores close July 12th at 6 p.m. and re-open July 22nd at 8am

  • 1844 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA
  • 1925 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA
  • 168 N. Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne, PA
  • 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA
  • 550 E. Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA

Pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. 7/12, and will re-open at 1:00 p.m. on 7/14

In-store banks will remain open for customer convenience during the conversions.