press release

April 5, 2013

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

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel of its store located at 3777 Peters Mountain Road in Halifax, PA. The store underwent a three-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“We’re very excited to show off our new look that brings our customers an expanded selection of items in almost every department,” said G. Eric Cheney, store manager. “Our associates did a great job getting the store ready, and all of us look forward to introducing our new amenities to our customers.”

Halifax 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 1,000 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.

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 redesigned 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 EasyScan registers were installed as part of the remodel.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the Halifax GIANT has been in existence since 1994.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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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