press release

September 6, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
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GIANT FOOD STORES COMPLETES REMODEL AT THORNDALE STORE ON LINCOLN HIGHWAY

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel of its store located at 3477 Lincoln Highway in Thorndale. The store underwent a four-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“With our remodel now complete, we are able to offer customers a wider variety of products at the everyday savings and value they expect from GIANT,” said Paul Gobiel, store manager. “On behalf of our store management team and associates, we are excited to showcase our new state-of-the-art shopping amenities to our customers.”

Thorndale customers will find a brand-new seafood department featuring a vast selection of steaks, filets and shellfish including an on-site lobster tank with free steaming while you wait. Other key departments such as produce, deli, meat, and bakery have been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an increased variety of product.

The award-winning Shopping Solutions kiosks have been added to the store, allowing customers to use the interactive touch-screen to check personalized BonusCard savings offers, print off coupons, locate an item in the store, and place a deli or Great Entertaining party tray order. Customers also have more than 2,500 tasty recipes at their fingertips that can be printed directly from the Shopping Solutions kiosks.

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.

For added speed and convenience, four EasyScan self-checkout registers were installed as part of the remodel. Open twenty-four hours daily, the Lincoln Highway GIANT has been in existence since 2002.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 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.

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