press release

July 6, 2015

Samantha Krepps
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced it will close its Reading store located at 1100 Rockland Street on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

“This difficult decision was made as the result of an ongoing assessment of our store fleet,” said Tom Lenkevich, GIANT president. “We are always evaluating our stores to ensure we have the right number in the right locations to serve our customers. With several new and remodeled GIANT locations within close proximity we are redirecting our resources to these newer and enhanced facilities.”

All 90 impacted associates will be offered comparable positions in surrounding stores.

Rockland Street customers are encouraged to shop at one of GIANT’s nearby stores including 2104 Van Reed Road, West Lawn; 2641 Shillington Road, Reading; 600 East Lancaster Avenue, Reading; and 4655 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading.


Founded in 1923 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 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.