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GIANT ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING DATES FOR FORMER MUSSER’S MARKETS

Lebanon Store to Open Nov. 1; Columbia and Quarryville Stores to Open Nov. 8


Carlisle, PA, October 9, 2019 – GIANT Food Stores will celebrate the grand openings of its three newest Central Pennsylvania stores this November. Its new Lebanon store, located at 1750 Quentin Road, will open on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. and its stores at 3985 Columbia Ave., Columbia and 35 Friendly Drive, Quarryville will open one week later on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m. GIANT entered into an agreement to acquire the three locations from Musser’s Markets in August.

“We look forward to opening the doors to our three newest stores, which will be updated with plenty of GIANT’S fresh ideas and amenities, while also keeping customer favorites like Musser’s bakery cookies, assorted pork sausages and signature chicken salad,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, GIANT Food Stores. “We know how important these stores are to their local communities and it’s our privilege to be able to serve our new neighbors. We can’t wait to get to know our new customers across Lancaster and Lebanon County and we look forward to welcoming them to GIANT.”

Each store will offer expanded hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. GIANT will employ more than 300 full and part time associates across the three stores, including approximately 220 from Musser’s Markets. Each of the three stores will feature GIANT’S signature fresh departments, coupled with expanded product variety and new offerings.

Kim O’Hara, a 16-year grocery veteran, has been appointed store manager of the new Lebanon GIANT and Erin Arnold, a 15-year grocery veteran, is store manager of the new Columbia GIANT. In addition, Nicole McMillan, with 20 years in the grocery industry, will be the Quarryville GIANT store manager.

Customers are invited to join the store teams and community leaders for a 7:40 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 1 in Lebanon and 7:40 a.m. ceremonies on Nov. 8 in Columbia and Quarryville. As part of the celebration festivities, the first 200 customers in line will receive a GIANT reusable shopping bag filled with product samples, 200 GIANT Choice Rewards points and other grand opening savings.

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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 associates supporting over 180 stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 fuel stations, over 100 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, Powered by Peapod. 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]