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GIANT OPENS BRAND NEW COLUMBIA AND QUARRYVILLE STORES


Carlisle, PA, November 8, 2019 – GIANT Food Stores celebrated the grand opening of both its new Columbia store located at 3985 Columbia Ave. and its Quarryville store at 35 Friendly Drive on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m. GIANT entered into an agreement to acquire the 40,000 and 50,000 square foot locations from Musser’s Markets in August. Both stores operate 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week and each employ approximately 100 full and part time team members.

“GIANT is committed to making life easier for our customers, focusing on easy, fresh meal ideas to help busy families put good food on the table,” said Erin Arnold, Columbia GIANT store manager. “Bringing another convenient location to the Lancaster County community also helps us to better serve our customers with expanded product variety and new offerings for a one-stop shopping experience.”

Following a two-week remodel, both stores feature GIANT’S signature fresh departments, coupled with expanded product variety and new offerings, including:

  • Farm fresh produce – More than 350 fresh produce items including a variety of organic selections, locally grown produce, in-store fresh cut vegetables and fruits, and a full salad bar;

  • Fresh meat & seafood – Offering a greater product selection such as USDA Prime, Nature’s Promise meats, fresh fish, and a variety of local offerings;

  • Full-service deli – Fresh assortment of Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses along with an expanded selection of prepared foods and grab and go meals;

  • Full-service bakery – Featuring signature cakes, artisan breads, made-fresh donuts and other dessert favorites;

  • Floral – Offering a variety of fresh-cut flowers and stunning arrangements;

  • Entertaining by GIANT – Appetizers, entrees and even desserts are all available through GIANT’S catering service, and with online ordering at giantfoodstores.com, celebrations have never been easier.

Customers can also enroll in GIANT Choice Rewards™ to increase their savings through personalized offers on products they already buy. Introduced in October, GIANT Choice Rewards brings customized savings and rewards right to customers’ fingertips with the GIANT app. Members of GIANT Choice Rewards can earn points on qualifying purchases at the rate of one point for every $1 spent. Through the new program, customers will also be able to earn points through personalized “bonus earn” offers.

“We’re excited to bring another GIANT store to life in Quarryville, a community that has truly welcomed us,” said Nicole McMillan, Quarryville GIANT store manager. “In addition to a refreshed store, the Quarryville GIANT also features the convenience of an on-site fuel station located within the store parking lot, making life a bit easier for our busy customers.”

Grand opening community support and festivities As part of GIANT’S ongoing philanthropic commitment, both stores celebrated its opening by making $1,000 donations to each of the following local community groups: the Columbia Borough School District, the Columbia Food Bank, the Mountville Fire Department, the Solanco Food Bank, the Solanco School District and the Quarryville Borough Fire Department.

In celebration of the grand openings, Columbia and Quarryville customers can enjoy special grand opening savings, in-store entertainment and giveaways throughout the weekend.

In Columbia:
  • Friday, Nov. 8: The first 200 customers will receive a GIANT reusable shopping bag filled with product samples, 200 GIANT Choice Rewards points and other grand opening savings. In addition, Kirby The Krimpet will hand out Tastykake Krimpet samples on grand opening day from 4 – 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9: Face painting from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., an appearance by HERSHEY’S Coco the Bear from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and a giveaway of GIANT gift cards from the GIANT Brand Prize Patrol from 12 – 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, Nov. 10: Free coloring book 12 – 3 p.m. and a giveaway of GIANT gift cards from the GIANT Brand Prize Patrol from 12 – 4 p.m.

In Quarryville:
  • Friday, Nov. 8: The first 200 customers will receive a GIANT reusable shopping bag filled with product samples, 200 GIANT Choice Rewards points and other grand opening savings. In addition, the Pillsbury Dough Boy will visit on grand opening day from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9: Face painting from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., an appearance by Kirby the Krimpet from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and a giveaway of GIANT gift cards from the GIANT Brand Prize Patrol from 12 – 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, Nov. 10: Free coloring book 12 – 3 p.m. and a giveaway of GIANT gift cards from the GIANT Brand Prize Patrol from 12 – 4 p.m.

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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 over 180 stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 fuel stations, and over 115 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]