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Contact: Ashley Flower
GIANT Food Stores LLC
NEW WILLOW VALLEY SQUARE GIANT TO OPEN NOV. 16
CARLISLE, PA (Nov. 5, 2018) - GIANT Food Stores will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Lancaster area store located at 106 Willow Valley Square on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. GIANT acquired the location from Darrenkamp's Markets earlier in September of this year. The new Willow Valley Square GIANT will operate 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week and will also employ approximately 155 full and part time associates.
Todd Kinter, a 20-year grocery veteran, has been appointed store manager of the latest 51,600 square foot GIANT, and he will bring his team and community leaders together in a 7:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 16. 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.
“Our entire team is honored to be chosen to bring this new GIANT to the greater Willow Street community, said Kinter. "We recognize the role the store plays as a community gathering place and we are proud to continue to offer a warm and inviting café so that neighbors can gather, share and connect."
The new store will feature an expanded farm fresh produce department with more than 350 fresh produce items including more organic selections, in-store cut fruit, and a full salad bar.
In addition, the Willow Valley Square store will feature GIANT'S signature fresh departments including a full-service deli with a selection of grab and go meals with salads made on site; a full-service meat & seafood department offering 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 dramatic full-service floral department with fresh-cut flowers and stunning arrangements that can add a celebratory touch to special occasions.
The aforementioned store café will have expanded seating while offering a vast selection of both prepared and hot foods, made-to-order sandwiches, and sushi. Customers can enjoy it all in-store or just grab and go.
To make life even easier, busy Willow Street area shoppers can order their groceries effortlessly online and have them delivered reliably with Peapod by GIANT. To get started, customers just go to peapod.com and enter their zip code.
Grand opening local community spirit and festivities
GIANT believes in giving back to its communities for a better tomorrow. In that spirit, GIANT is celebrating the opening of its Willow Valley Square store with local community groups in a special presentation on Nov. 15 at the store where the organizations below will each receive a $1,000 donation:
- A Week Away Foundation
- Brighter Day Foundation
- Grace Church at Willow Valley
- Lampeter-Strasburg School District
- Lancaster General Health
- Penn Manor School District
- Rotary Club of Lancaster - South
- Water Street Mission
- West Lampeter Township Police Department)
- Willow Street Fire Company
"Having served the Lancaster area for more than 40 years, GIANT understands the contributions these organizations make towards building a healthier community for us all," added Kinter.
As part of its renewed commitment in the Lancaster community, earlier this year GIANT announced a $22 million investment in Lancaster County which included launching a new e-commerce hub, remodel completions at four stores, the opening of the new Lititz fuel station and lower prices across its stores.
Serving millions of customers each week at 171 locations in four states, GIANT is also celebrating its 95th anniversary and still calls Carlisle, Pa. its hometown.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ nearly 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.