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GIANT ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE AND MANAGER FOR FEASTERVILLE, PA

Feasterville, PA – GIANT Food Stores today announced that the doors of its new Feasterville store, located at 1055 Bustleton Pike will open on Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m. GIANT acquired the former Genuardi’s store from Safeway, Inc. in November 2010. The store was closed for a period of time to renovate the interior décor of the store to more closely resemble a modern GIANT prototype.

Daniel Gana has been appointed store manager of the new 53,000 square foot GIANT, which will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“I can’t wait to welcome the Feasterville community into our store to show off the many values and special features that make the GIANT shopping experience so unique,” said Daniel Gana, store manager. “We are proud to say that this store marks our 17th GIANT to open in Bucks County. Our associates are excited to offer exceptional customer service, superb quality, vast selection, and great savings that our Bucks County customers expect from GIANT.”

Gana is an 11-year veteran with GIANT Food Stores, having most recently served as store manager of the Bensalem GIANT. Gana lives with his family in Philadelphia.

The Feasterville store will add approximately 165 full and part-time associates. Currently GIANT employs 2,528 full and part-time associates at its sixteen Bucks County stores.

Commitment to Health and Wellness Emphasizing GIANT’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, customers will find an assortment of natural and organic products in a dedicated section called Nature’s Promise Marketplace, which includes more than 2,500 frozen, dairy, grocery and special diet selections.

GIANT’s exclusive Healthy IdeasTM product labeling system includes thousands of corporate and national brand perishable and nonperishable products that feature the blue and green Healthy Ideas shelf tags that help customers identify healthy options as they shop the aisles. Foods labeled with the Healthy Ideas symbol include single ingredient fruits, vegetables and 100% fruit juice, some canned, frozen and dried fruits, certain breads and meats, cereals, rice and pasta, low fat dairy products and some snack foods.

Customer-Friendly Technology As an added convenience for shoppers, the Feasterville GIANT also features EasyScan, which allows customers to utilize one of six self-scanning units to expedite the checkout process and EasyWeigh that enables customers to weigh their produce, bulk food and other items making checkout quick and easy.

Economic Heritage GIANT Food Stores has deep roots in Pennsylvania, founded 88 years ago in Carlisle. Today, GIANT is the third largest private sector employer in The Commonwealth, employing more than 20,000 Pennsylvanians statewide. The Feasterville store is the 17th GIANT to open in Bucks County since 1986.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was awarded the 2010 Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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.

3/2/11

 
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