press release

September 30, 2015

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
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Carlisle, PA – Attention all pet lovers! To help customers provide their pets with nutritious, high-quality, affordable food, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets has introduced its exclusive Companion Wholesome Formula line of pet food.

Companion Wholesome Formula is made with real meat and is all natural with no by-products, soy, wheat, corn, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

“With our new Companion Wholesome Formula, customers can keep their budgets in check without having to compromise on the nutritious, high quality products they want for their dog or cat,” said Erik Keptner, senior vice president of sales, merchandising and marketing, GIANT/MARTIN’S. “Customers can also save time by shopping for their pets during grocery trips.” More than 25 items including dog treats, and a variety of dry and wet food for both dogs and cats are now available at all GIANT/MARTIN’S locations. The first ingredient in every product is meat or poultry and all products contain a blend of Omega and Omega 3.

Product assortments include:

  • Chicken breast jerky tenders
  • Chicken and brown rice
  • Lamb and rice
  • Grain free turkey and vegetables
  • Salmon and sweet potato stew and more

For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.


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. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.