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Contact:
Denny Hopkins
dhopkins@aholdusa.com

MCCONNELLSBURG GIANT FOOD STORES

GIANT FOOD STORES OPENS NEW STORE IN MCCONNELLSBURG

Carlisle, PA

Giant Food Stores opened the doors of a brand new 50,000 square foot store at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

The new store, located at 360 South 2nd Street in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Giant officials and local dignitaries.

"The store features a new d'cor package that will give customers the feeling of shopping in a more intimate setting, featuring a "store within the store" concept," Denny Hopkins, vice president of advertising and public relations commented.

"Key departments such as the bakery, deli, meat and seafood are set off with their own look and feel, giving unique identities to the various sections of the store."

Store Features and Amenities Customers will find features that will provide a more efficient, consumer-friendly shopping experience.

§ Corner Bakery Shoppe-featuring upscale desserts, artisan bread, and whipped cream desserts.

§ Butcher Shoppe and self-service meat-offering Certified Angus Beef

§ Market Square Deli and Deli Express-rotisserie chicken, grilled veggie bar, grain bar and chicken wing bar.

Deli Express is where customers can place their order electronically at the deli, continue their shopping and then pick up their order before heading to the checkout.

§ Diabetics Center, located in the Pharmacy, features a variety of products targeted to the diabetic community. § Seafood Market-featuring a lobster tank and free steaming.

§ The Florist-full service florist with a rose case featuring a full variety of roses everyday.

Customer Service Area The enhanced Customer Service Area is designed to meet customer needs and offers many services and conveniences, including:

§ Western Union transactions

§ Money Orders

§ Postage Stamps

§ ATM

§ Lottery Tickets

§ Bill Payments

McConnellsburg's store will be open twenty-four hours.

The store also includes Easy Scan self-scanning checkouts.

"Our newest Giant not only offers our customers an expanded selection of items in virtually every department, but does so in an inviting atmosphere that provides convenience for busy families, great value and friendly service," Hopkins continued.

Giant celebrated the opening of its new store by providing $1,000 donations to each of the following McConnellsburg organizations in a special get together on May 6th:

Ø McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company

Ø McConnellsburg Police Department

Ø Central Fulton School District

Ø Fulton County Library

Ø Fulton County Food Basket

Ø Fulton County Chamber of Commerce

Ø Fulton County Medical Center

Ø McConnellsburg Lions Club Giant Food Stores, LLC, headquartered in Carlisle, PA is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the US.

Giant currently operates 101 stores as Giant Food Stores, 155 stores as Tops Markets and 20 stores as Martin"s Food Markets. With nearly 40,000 associates Giant serves a six state market area.

For more information about Giant Food Stores, visit the company's website at www.GiantFoodStores.com.

 
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