press release

December 4, 2014

Contact:
Christopher Brand
717-240-1017
[email protected]

ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING AT YOUR LOCAL GIANT/MARTIN’S

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets are helping customers save both time and money this holiday season with entertaining and food-related gift ideas at all of their stores. From holiday roast suggestions to one-of-a-kind products at affordable prices and ready-made party trays for time-crunched customers, GIANT/MARTIN’S is your one-stop shop no matter the festive occasion.

For many, the centerpiece of one’s holiday table is a roast. Even Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch enjoyed the roast beast! This month GIANT/MARTIN’S is featuring a wide breadth of holiday roasts from ham, pork, lamb and beef to cater to any budget and taste. New this year, GIANT/MARTIN’S is offering Boneless NY Strip Roasts and has developed plenty of savory preparation ideas available both in-store and at GIANT or MARTIN’S websites. For customers unsure of the best way to carve a roast, GIANT/MARTIN’S also put together a video tutorial available on GIANT’s YouTube channel and MARTIN’S YouTube channel offering techniques.

GIANT/MARTIN’S is once again helping shoppers create memorable holiday meals with its exclusive Simply Enjoy brand. This collection of gourmet food items is back this season with even more new products that are all foodie approved and made with the finest ingredients. GIANT/MARTIN’S works with specialty suppliers who hand-craft their items to bring customers a unique selection not typically found in the traditional supermarket. Featured Simply Enjoy products this holiday include frozen appetizers and desserts, deli pastas, seafood sauces, dipping oils, sorbetto/gelato, chocolates, hummus, crackers and sparkling sodas to name just a few. Customers can also pick up a free Simply Enjoy Memorable Menu Ideas booklet at any GIANT/MARTIN’S store for recipes, entertaining ideas featuring the Simply Enjoy products, and valuable coupons. Simply Enjoy products also make a great gift for the foodie or hostess on your list.

For customers who may need an extra hand, GIANT/MARTIN’S makes party preparation easy with a selection of Great Entertaining party trays, fully prepared dinners, desserts, and more all available to order. Visit GIANT or MARTIN’S Great Entertaining page on their websites to start your order or stop into any GIANT/MARTIN’S store to order in-store at the deli, bakery, seafood or meat departments.

GIANT/MARTIN’S also recently launched its new Recipe Center at GIANT’S Recipe Center and MARTIN’S Recipe Center with more than 2,500 every day and special occasion recipes. Fresh content is added weekly and all recipes are made even more affordable by utilizing sale items and GIANT/MARTIN’S Own Brand products. How-to videos and nutrition information are also available. Once registered and logged-in to GIANT/MARTIN’S Recipe Center, customers can browse recipes and create their own meal plans too.

Make sure to add a trip to your local GIANT/MARTIN’S to your holiday to-do list for all of your entertaining needs this holiday. GIANT and MARTIN’S websites also feature plenty of menu ideas and recipes from cocktail parties to festive sit-down dinners.

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.