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CELEBRATE YOUR VALENTINES AND GALENTINES WITH “GIANT” IDEAS

GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets ready to help customers celebrate this February


Carlisle, PA, February 4, 2020 – Whether you plan ahead or are a last-minute Cupid, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets are ready with plenty of ideas for your Valentine’s Day celebrations with loved ones! New this year, stores are also featuring ideas to mark Galentine’s Day, a celebration of female friendship on Feb. 13.

“Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, the kids or your best girlfriends, our stores are your one-stop-shop this February,” said John Ruane, senior vice president of merchandising at GIANT Food Stores. “To make it easier for customers, every store has again set up a designated Valentine’s Express, reserved just for Valentine’s Day-related purchases, including flowers, bakery treats, greeting cards, gift cards and candies allowing customers to quickly get in and out of the store.”

For the Family

  • Satisfy one’s sweet tooth with a stop into the bakery department for Valentine’s Day treats like heart-themed cakes, tarts, cookies, cupcakes, donuts and other tasty pastries.

  • Help the kids celebrate with Valentine exchange cards and novelty gifts, perfect for the classroom celebration. From heartfelt to funny, there’s a Hallmark card for whomever is on your list. And, from now through Feb. 20, buy three Hallmark cards with your GIANT Card and save $3 instantly.

  • A variety of plush stuffed animals of all sizes are also available for your littlest Valentines. For the tweens and teens, stores offer a variety of gift cards to their favorite chain restaurants, major retailers, movie theatres and more. From now through Feb. 20, customers who use their GIANT Card also earn four times the Choice Rewards points on select gift card purchases.

    For the Couple
    • GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets are also featuring single and dozen rose bouquets, rose bunches and premium roses to satisfy anyone’s budget as well as fresh arrangements made right in store, mixed flower bouquets, flowering plants, and balloons. The talented floral experts can also create a custom arrangement just for you. All flowers are sourced from farms whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability.

    • Cooking for two? Visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S Food Markets website and check out the exclusive Savory recipe center for thousands of entrée and appetizer ideas for all skill levels.

    • While picking up the ingredients in-store, stop by the Beer & Wine Eatery for your loved one’s favorite bottle of wine or craft brew. And don’t forget dessert with fresh and decadent chocolate covered strawberries, hand-dipped on-site in the bakery and available Feb. 7 – 15. Preorders are encouraged.

    For Galentine’s Day
    • New this year, GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Market are celebrating Galentine’s Day, the unofficial holiday of “ladies celebrating ladies.” Originating from the television show “Parks and Recreation,” this fictional holiday became a reality, observed on Feb. 13 with your best girlfriends. The floral departments at GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets are creating special Galentine’s themed bouquets to gift to your BFF.

    • Too busy to cook for your Galentine’s gathering? No problem! There’s a variety of heat and eat appetizers and entrees available in store. And to make party planning even easier, why not try GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets’ Entertaining catering service. With online ordering, hosting a Galentine’s Day celebration has never been easier!

    • Round out your menu with a visit to the bakery for something sweet and the Beer & Wine Eatery to grab the perfect six-pack, bottle of wine or hard seltzer to complement your meal.

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    About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
    Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., GIANT Food Stores is passionate about connecting families and creating healthier communities. As an omni-channel retailer, GIANT proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. With more than 32,000 talented team members supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 105 fuel stations, and over 125 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, GIANT is changing the customer experience and creating an impact in local communities for a better future. The GIANT Food Stores family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT DIRECT and MARTIN’S DIRECT. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

    Contact:
    Ashley Flower
    GIANT Food Stores
    717-254-2971
    [email protected]