press release

November 12, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
christopher.brand@giantmartins.com

LAUNCH GIANT PICK UP SERVICE AT CAMP HILL, LINGLESTOWN ROAD, MONTGOMERYVILLE, & WILLOW GROVE

Another convenient shopping option to fit customers’ busy lifestyles

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced the launch of its new GIANT Pick Up service in four of its Pennsylvania stores in partnership with leading internet grocer and sister company, Peapod. Shoppers can now order their groceries online through Peapod.com for easy pick up at the GIANT Food Stores located at 3301 Trindle Road in Camp Hill, 2300 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg, 1201 Knapp Road in Montgomeryville, and 315 York Road in Willow Grove. GIANT Pick Up replaces Shop from Home, which was previously available to customers at Willow Grove and Camp Hill.

“Our customers are busier than ever and we want to provide them with a better place to shop by giving them options to shop that is most convenient to their lifestyle,” said Jeff Beaulieu, vice president, sales and merchandising. “GIANT Pick Up is a flexible and affordable alternative for customers to quickly pick up their groceries in the midst of other errands. We are excited to partner with Peapod to leverage their online grocery expertise in bringing GIANT Pick Up to our customers.”

To take advantage of GIANT Pick Up, shoppers visit Peapod.com or the Peapod app on their smartphone where they enter their zip code. Once there, they can add items to their cart, select a payment method and then choose a convenient one hour pick-up time any day of the week. There is no fee for the service and no minimum purchase required. Manufacturer coupons are accepted and doubled and customers will be prompted to enter at the time of payment. When customers arrive at their designated Pick Up, an attendant is waiting to put the bags directly into their car.

In addition, shoppers can create personal lists, read nutritional information online, sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria, and take advantage of thousands of weekly specials. GIANT customers can even shop from a list of items they have bought at their local store simply by entering their GIANT BonusCard number online. They can also earn Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards on their pick-up orders.

For more details on GIANT Pick Up, visit Peapod.com or giantfoodstores.com/pick-up.

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.

About Peapod

Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets in communities in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 26 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); e-mail service@peapod.com or visit Peapod.com.

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