press release

May 1, 2014

Contact:
Laura Jacobs
ljacobs@e3communications.com

GIANT FOOD STORES COMPLETES REMODEL AT WEST LAWN STORE

Starbucks now open

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel of its store located at 2104 Van Reed Road in West Lawn, PA. The store underwent a three-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“Thanks to the hard work of all of our associates in getting this remodel completed, we are able to provide our customers with additional conveniences and amenities to make the West Lawn GIANT an even better place to shop,” said Ted Owens, store manager.

West Lawn customers will find key departments such as produce, deli, bakery, frozen, and dairy have been freshened with new décor and fixtures along with an improved variety of product. In addition, customers will find a wider assortment of natural and organic products in Nature’s Promise Marketplace, which includes more than 2,500 frozen, dairy, grocery and special diet selections.

For coffee lovers, a Starbucks coffee bar has been added adjacent to the produce department. Customers can enjoy a number of exceptional products at Starbucks including coffee, handcrafted beverages, and merchandise in the store or on the go.

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, 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 almost half.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the West Lawn GIANT has approximately 200 associates. The store has been in existence since 2004.

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 and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.

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