press release

January 25, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
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GIANT FOOD STORES COMPLETES REMODEL AT SOUTHAMPTON STORE

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel of its store located at 466 2nd Street Pike in Southampton, PA. The store underwent a five-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“Our new state-of-the-art remodel offers Southampton shoppers even more quality, selections, and savings for greater customer convenience,” said Fred Morgan, store manager. “We are proud to have reinvested in the Southampton community, and we look forward to showcasing our new amenities to our customers.”

Southampton customers will find key departments such as produce, deli, meat, and seafood have been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an improved variety of product. Other departments such as health and beauty care and dairy have been expanded.

Emphasizing GIANT’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, customers will find a broader assortment of natural and organic products in a dedicated section called Nature’s Promise Marketplace, which includes more than 2,500 frozen, dairy, grocery and special diet selections. To assist customers on gluten-free diets due to celiac disease or other health concerns, the gluten-free product area located within Nature’s Promise Marketplace was expanded to sixteen feet.

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.

The Customer Service area was expanded to meet customer needs and offers many services and conveniences, including Western Union, RedBox DVD rentals, money orders, ATM, lottery tickets and postage stamps. For added speed and convenience, two regular registers were installed as part of the remodel.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the Southampton GIANT has been in existence since 1996.

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.

1/25/13