Carlisle, PA (May 14, 2019) – GIANT Food Stores will celebrate the grand opening of its new State College store located at 2121 Atherton St. on Friday, June 7 at 8 a.m. The new store replaces GIANT’S current store located at 2222 E. College Ave., State College, which closes for business on June 6 at 6 p.m.

Approximately 60 additional full and part time jobs have been created bringing the total number of GIANT store associates to 165. The new 68,000 square foot GIANT will operate 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week

Wendy Evans, a 20-year grocery veteran, has been appointed store manager of the newest GIANT, and she will bring her team and community leaders together in a 7:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 7. As part of the celebration festivities, the first 200 customers in line will receive a GIANT reusable shopping bag, a six pack of GIANT English muffins and other grand opening savings.

“Offering our customers a larger store means we are adding plenty of fresh ideas and new convenient amenities to their GIANT shopping experience,” said Evans. “From an expanded offering of fresh, quality products to online shopping and in-store beer and wine, our newest store offers something for all of our State College customers.”

The new State College store will offer an expanded farm fresh produce department with more than 350 fresh produce items including a variety of organic selections, in-store cut fruit and vegetables, and a full salad bar.

In addition, the new store will feature GIANT’S signature fresh departments including a full-service deli with a selection of grab and go meals; a full-service meat and seafood department offering a greater product selection such as USDA Prime, Nature’s Promise meats, fresh fish, and a variety of local offerings; a decadent full-service bakery with artisan breads, cakes, donuts, and other dessert favorites; and a full-service floral department with fresh-cut flowers and stunning arrangements.

The new State College GIANT will also include a Beer & Wine Eatery, stocked with an immense selection of more than 300 varieties of both local and national brand beer and wine. The Beer & Wine Eatery will showcase craft beers within the expansive Mix-a-Six case, where customers can mix and match to find new favorites. Customers are welcome to pull up a chair in the Beer & Wine Eatery to enjoy salads, sushi, and an Asian hot bar. The new eatery seats 30 and will be open Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Customers can also enjoy the convenience of an in-store Starbucks, featuring a full menu of both hot and cold handcrafted beverages and snacks, open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The new State College store also offers a full-service pharmacy, with pharmacists available seven days a week to fill prescriptions and offer expert advice. As partners in good health, GIANT pharmacists can administer vaccines, suggest the right over-the-counter medications and help manage prescriptions.

Acknowledging the different journey each customer takes to bring food to the family table, GIANT has designed the new State College location to serve customers whenever and however they want. Busy State College customers can choose to visit in-store or order their groceries online for easy curbside pick-up with GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod, at


About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is passionate about building strong families and healthy communities. With a customer-centric approach in all it does, GIANT serves millions of families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia through its nearly 180 neighborhood stores, 132 pharmacies, 99 fuel stations and its online grocery ordering and delivery services. GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ more than 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community and over the last five years, GIANT, with the help of its customers and vendor partners, has proudly donated more than $100 million to local nonprofits.The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, and GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

Ashley Flower
GIANT Food Stores
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