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NEW EAST STROUDSBURG GIANT TO OPEN NOV. 15

Brings more than 150 new jobs to community GIANT Choice Rewards™ offers personalized savings Pharmacy, Beer & Wine Eatery, Fuel Station and GIANT DIRECT Offered


Carlisle, PA, October 22, 2019 – GIANT Food Stores will celebrate the grand opening of its brand new East Stroudsburg store located at 300 Lincoln Ave. on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. The 66,000 square foot store will operate from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week and bring more than 150 full and part-time jobs to the East Stroudsburg community.

Sabita Singh, a 23-year grocery veteran, has been appointed store manager of the newest GIANT, and she will bring her team and community leaders together during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 15. As part of the celebration festivities, the first 200 customers in line will receive a free GIANT reusable shopping bag and other grand opening giveaways.

“We designed this store with East Stroudsburg families in mind,” said Singh. “We’re focused on bringing fresh meal ideas to the table, and we have plenty of solutions in every aisle to help make family life a little easier. The team is really working hard to get the store ready for an exciting grand opening day.”

The East Stroudsburg store will feature fresh ideas exemplified by an expanded farm fresh produce department that has over 350 quality produce items. Freshness is also harvested in a large variety of locally grown items and organic selections, including in-store fresh cut vegetables and fruits.

In addition, the new store will offer GIANT’S signature fresh departments including a full-service deli featuring Boar’s Head meats, an Asian hot bar, a variety of hot rotisserie chickens, a selection of grab and go meals, and seasonal fresh salads. Whether it’s flavorful burgers, grilled juicy steaks, spicy hot chicken or tasty tangy ribs, GIANT has the best selection of meats and USDA prime cuts for every occasion and every budget, including Nature’s Promise Organic meats and chicken. From delicate to meaty selections, the seafood department has the perfect assortment of shrimp, tuna, salmon, catfish, or just-caught clams. GIANT seafood is delivered fresh daily and sustainably sourced.

“We’re committed to local, and we’re proud to feature PA Preferred shelf tags that help our customers identify Pennsylvania products throughout each of our departments,” Singh continued.

The store will also feature a decadent full-service bakery with skilled decorators, signature cakes, artisan breads, donuts made-fresh daily, and many dessert favorites, packaged for single-serve convenience. For special occasions or just because, there is also an eye-catching floral department with fresh-cut flowers and lovely arrangements right at the front of the store.

Customers will also find a full-service pharmacy in store, with pharmacists available seven days a week to fill prescriptions and offer expert advice. As partners in good health, GIANT pharmacists can administer vaccines, suggest the right over-the-counter medications and help manage prescriptions.

The new East Stroudsburg GIANT also features a Beer & Wine Eatery, stocked with an immense selection of more than 300 varieties of beer and wine, curated with a focus on Pennsylvania craft beer and intriguing wine selections. The Beer & Wine Eatery will especially showcase hyper-local beers within the special Mix-a-Six case, where customers can mix and match to find new favorites. Customers are welcome to pull up a chair in the Beer & Wine Eatery to enjoy fresh-made fare including meal combos, sandwiches, wraps, subs, salads, sushi and a hot bar. The new eatery seats 30 and will be open Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Just in time for the holidays, the new East Stroudsburg store offers convenient catering options with Entertaining by GIANT. Pulling off a holiday celebration has never been easier with fresh in-store hand-crafted sandwiches, wings, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, cakes, desserts and more. Customers can call 1-888-442-6812, place an order at the store, or simply order online at giantfoodstores.com.

GIANT Choice Rewards™ will also be offered, giving East Stroudsburg customers a way to increase their savings through personalized offers on products they already buy. Introduced earlier this month, 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.

When it comes time to redeem points, customers can either continue to redeem for discounts on gas (100 points = $0.10 discount per gallon up to 25 gallons) or choose from among new offers such as converting points to dollars to save directly on groceries, leading to discounted or free products.

Acknowledging the different journey each customer takes to bring food to the family table, GIANT has designed the new East Stroudsburg location to serve customers whenever and however they want. Busy customers can choose to visit in-store or order their groceries online for delivery or easy curbside pick-up with GIANT DIRECT, at www.giantdirect.com.

Customers are invited to join the entire East Stroudsburg store team and community leaders for a 7:40 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 15.

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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, 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 and 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]