GIANT FOOD STORES ANNOUNCES RELOCATION OF SHREWSBURY STORE
CARLISLE, PA – July 14, 2003 – Today officials from GIANT Food Stores announced that they would open a new store in Shrewsbury, Pa. on Wednesday, July 16. The store has been relocated and will employ 200 associates in the Shrewsbury area. To celebrate the opening, GIANT will make a donation of $1,000 each to Shrewsbury Fire Company, Southern Regional Police Department, Rose Fire/Ambulance and Souther York County Library for a total of $4,000. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our services to better serve the Shrewsbury community,” said Dennis Hopkins, vice president of advertising and sales development. “At GIANT Food Stores, we pride ourselves in making shopping convenient for our customers. The Shrewsbury store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will highlight U-scan technology that allows customers to scan their own groceries for a faster checkout.” The 55,000 square foot store will also feature expanded entry and exit areas, a pharmacy, an array of fresh produce, and full-service deli, bakery, floral and meat/seafood departments. The new store is in the Shrewsbury Square Shopping Center at 14635 Mt. Airy Road in Shrewsbury. -more-
OTHER FEATURES: A fresh new décor package and color scheme under enhanced lighting that gives the store and each department a distinctive look and feel.
Special shopping carts with seats for children and motorized shopping carts for customers with disabilities.
A produce department featuring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including locally grown produce and organic produce, plus an expansive salad bar.
A service deli including a food court with seating area, international cheese island, and deliciously prepared foods such as Rotisserie chicken, Pannini’s Sandwiches and more.
An expansive bakery offering an assortment of baked products, including a variety of desserts, hearth oven baked breads, Cinna-buns, and specialty cakes.
A floral department highlighting fresh cut flowers and green flowering plants.
A meat/seafood department showcasing a lobster tank and fresh quality meats with a service meat case.
Based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores, LLC employs over 19,500 associates and operates 113 stores in four states. The chain operates under the name GIANT Food Stores throughout Pennsylvania, and under the name MARTIN’S Food Markets in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. GIANT Food Stores was founded in 1923 and is one of the oldest employers in Central Pennsylvania. GIANT has a proud tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates. Last year the company, along with their associates and vendors, donated more than $10,400,000 to charities involved in fighting hunger, children’s hospitals and numerous community programs.