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LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT GIANT FOOD STORES

GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets Ready to Help Customers Celebrate Valentine’s Day


Carlisle, PA (Feb 11, 2019) – Whether already struck by Cupid’s arrow or enjoying with family and friends, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets are ready with plenty of ideas to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. According to the National Retail Federation, the average adult intends to spend an average of $161 on Valentine’s Day this year, up 13 percent from last year.

To make it easier for customers, every store has set up a designated checkout, Valentine’s Express, reserved just for Valentine’s Day purchases, including flowers, bakery treats, cards and candies allowing customers to quickly get in and out of the store.

“Love is in the air at GIANT/MARTIN’s and our associates are ready to help our customers celebrate by creating the perfect fresh floral arrangement or choosing the perfect wine, cheese and chocolate pairing,” said John Ruane, senior vice president of merchandising at GIANT Food Stores. “With over 170 convenient locations, great prices and a Valentine’s Express checkout lane dedicated for last-minute Cupids, GIANT/MARTIN’s is your-one-stop-shop this Valentine’s Day.”

Choose the perfect bouquet
GIANT/MARTIN’S is featuring single and dozen rose bouquets, rose bunches and premium roses to satisfy anyone’s budget as well as store made arrangements, mixed flower bouquets, flowering plants, and balloons. The talented floral experts at GIANT/MARTIN’S can also create a beautiful and custom arrangement just for you. GIANT/MARTIN’S sources all of its flowers from farms whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability.

We love local
GIANT/MARTIN’S has a proud history of supporting local farmers and manufacturers in the states where they operate. If you love local (or your loved one does), there’s plenty of products to choose from like chocolate-covered pretzels from Asher’s Chocolate Co. (Souderton, Pa.), confections from Frankford Candy (Phila.) and Just Born (Bethlehem, Pa.) and craft beer and wine from local breweries and vineyards.

Cooking for two?
Check out GIANT/MARTIN’S exclusive Savory recipe center for thousands of entrée, appetizer and dessert ideas for all skill levels. Ingredients for all are available in-store. If you’re making dinner for your Valentine, Savory is featuring a few fast, fresh and easy recipes that are sure to be show stoppers like Lobster Tails with Beurre Blanc and Tomato-Herb Salad or Strip Steaks with Roasting Fingerlings.

Satisfy that sweet tooth
Stop into the bakery department for GIANT/MARTIN’S Valentine’s Day treats like heart-themed cakes, tarts, cookies, cupcakes, donuts and other pastries. Of course, no celebration would be complete without chocolate covered strawberries; fresh and decadent, they are hand-dipped on-site in the bakery.

The team of nutritionists at GIANT/MARTIN’S also has some great ideas for better-for-you treats for the whole family to enjoy:

  • Chocolate hummus can be used as dip with strawberries for a treat that gives you some staying power.
  • Chocolate-covered chickpeas or nuts are easy snacks and a great way to get some added fiber and good-for-you fats.
  • While delicious on its own, fruit, can also be served with ice cream or whipped cream. Or, pipe melted chocolate inside raspberries and let it harden for a bite-size treat.

Show you care with a card
To help the littlest Valentines celebrate, GIANT/MARTIN’s have a variety of Valentine exchange cards and novelty gifts, perfect for the classroom celebration. From heartfelt to funny, there’s a Hallmark card to help you share your feelings. And, from now through Feb.14, buy three Hallmark cards with your BonusCard and save $2 instantly.

Give a gift card
GIANT/MARTIN’S also offers a wide variety of gift cards to your Valentine’s favorite chain restaurants, major retailers, movie theatres and more. From now through Feb. 14, customers who use their BonusCard will also earn four times the Gas Extra Rewards points on select gift card purchases.

Whether you plan ahead or are a last-minute Cupid, think of GIANT/MARTIN’S for all of your Valentine’s Day-related goodies!

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About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ nearly 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, and GIANT Heirloom Market. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

Contact:
Ashley Flower
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