press release

October 4, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD STORES COMPLETES MAJOR REMODEL AT ALLENTOWN STORE ON TILGHMAN STREET

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores has completed a major remodel and 8,000 square foot addition of its store located at 3070 Tilghman Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The now 66,000 square foot store underwent a ten-month remodel to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a convenient shopping experience. GIANT has added twenty associates to the Allentown workforce which now numbers 177 full and part time associates.

“With our remodel now complete, we are able to offer customers a wider variety of products at the everyday savings and value they expect from GIANT,” said Jeff Pierpoint, store manager. “On behalf of our store management team and associates, we are excited to showcase our new state-of-the-art shopping amenities to our customers.”

Allentown area customers will find key departments such as produce, deli, meat, seafood, and bakery have been completely overhauled with new décor and fixtures along with an increased variety of products. In the deli, customers will find an increase in kosher selections. Other departments such as dairy and frozen foods have also 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 health and beauty care department also received an extensive makeover. Your Neighborhood Drugstore at GIANT includes a full-service pharmacy for filling prescriptions along with providing informational materials about healthy living, drugs, disease and diet.

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 and two EasyScan self-checkout registers were installed as part of the remodel.

Open twenty-four hours daily, the Allentown GIANT has been a proud member of the neighborhood since 1982.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was recently awarded the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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.

10/4/12