press release

July 26, 2013

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

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel of its store located at 2721 Street Road in Bensalem, PA. The store underwent a four-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

“This was a total team effort, and I want to thank all of our associates for their help,” said Eric Karp, store manager. “We’re proud to show off the new store amenities, and we’re excited to feature new products in almost every department.”

Bensalem 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 frozen 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. In addition, customers will find a wider assortment of frozen natural and organic products.

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.

Currently employing a total of 179 associates, the Bensalem GIANT has been in existence since 2000.

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.

7/26/13