press release

December 19, 2016

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Carlisle, PA. (December 19, 2016) - GIANT Food Stores has opened a new Beer Garden and Eatery in its Springfield, PA store located at 721 W. Sproul Road. The Beer Garden and Eatery seats 30 and is open Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

"With the holiday season in full swing, we're excited to provide our Springfield area customers the added convenience of saving time when shopping for all of their entertaining needs," said Erik Keptner, senior vice president of sales, merchandising & marketing, GIANT. "In addition, we look forward to introducing wine offerings at our Springfield store in the coming weeks."

Springfield customers will find a vast selection of domestic, imported and craft beers in the Beer Garden and Eatery. Customers currently have a "mix-a-six" option where they can create their own six packs from a variety of craft beers. Customers can also choose from eat-in and take-out selections offered, including sandwiches, wraps and subs, sushi, piping hot soups, baked foods and desserts, and a wide selection of other beverages.

GIANT enforces a 100% proof-of-age policy at the new Beer Garden and Eatery. Cashiers will ask for proper identification – a valid driver's license, passport or military identification card – from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol, regardless of age.

With this grand opening, a total of 26 GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets sell beer in Pennsylvania.


GIANT/MARTIN'S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 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 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN'S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.