FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



THE GIANT COMPANY MODIFIES OPERATING HOURS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

New Store Hours for Customers 60 and Older


Carlisle, PA, March 17, 2020 – The GIANT Company announced today several updates as part of its efforts to continue meeting the needs of its customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including modified hours that help care for older members of the community.

“We are grateful for our team members who are working tirelessly around the clock to restock our store shelves and online fulfillment centers and continuing to serve our customers and communities during this unprecedented time,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, The GIANT Company. “While all of our stores remain open and operational, we do have some updates to share which will enable us to help get products on shelves sooner and continue serving customers while protecting the health and wellbeing of our team members.”

Updated Store Hours
In order to allow more time for team members to sanitize, unload deliveries, stock shelves, and better serve customers throughout the day, all store hours will be adjusted to 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 19, until further notice.

New Store Hours for Customers 60 and Older
According to the CDC, the members of our population who are age 60 and older are most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. To support this group, beginning Thursday, March 19, all GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores will open from 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. daily in order to service only customers who are age 60 and older.

This will allow customers in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which enables social distancing. They’ll also be shopping prior to any other customers entering. Although team members will not request ID for entry, the company asks its customers to please respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for your neighbors.

Product Limits
Beginning immediately, GIANT is placing a limit of “two” on key categories throughout the store, including paper goods and disinfectant products.

Now Hiring
The GIANT Company is hiring temporary and part-time team members across its family of brands which includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Direct, MARTIN’S Direct and GIANT Heirloom Market. Immediate positions as service associates, cashiers, general stock clerks, drivers and fulfillment center selectors are available. Those interested, including anyone whose employment may have been affected by the pandemic, can apply online at the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites or speak with any store manager.

Grocery Delivery and Pickup
The GIANT Company continues to offer delivery and pickup through GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. Available slots are limited, and the Company is working to expand capacity. Currently, only contactless deliveries for all customers in all areas until further notice. Contactless delivery means that the driver will practice social distancing during the delivery process.

For more information on The GIANT Company’s efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

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About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company 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 33,000 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, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and creating an impact in local communities for a better future. The GIANT Company family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT DIRECT and MARTIN’S DIRECT. The GIANT Company 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]