press release

October 4, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
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GIANT FOOD STORES TO CLOSE WARRINGTON STORE

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced it will close its Warrington, PA store located at 389 Easton Road on November 2, 2013.

“This difficult decision comes as part of our ongoing assessment of our store fleet and our goal of ensuring we have the right number of stores to serve customers in the greater Philadelphia market with convenient locations and great service,” said Rick Herring, president. “We look forward to opening our new Flourtown replacement store and a brand new store in Newtown Square before the end of the year.”

Warrington customers are encouraged to shop at one of GIANT’s nearby locations in New Britain (approximately three miles away) or Warminster. All impacted associates will be offered positions in surrounding stores.

GIANT currently has no plans to close any other stores. The Warrington GIANT is twelve years old and was acquired from Safeway, Inc. in November 2010. GIANT continues to operate more than eighty stores in Greater Philadelphia including 20 stores in Bucks County.

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.

10/4/13