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Denny hopkins



Carlisle, PA

Martin's Food Market opened the doors of a brand new 45,000 square foot store at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. The new store, located at 800 Vanderbilt Road in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Martin's officials and local dignitaries.

"The new store features a new décor package that will give customers the feeling of shopping in a more intimate setting, featuring a 'store within the store' concept," Denny Hopkins, vice president of advertising and public relations commented. "Key departments such as the bakery, deli, meat and seafood are set off with their own look and feel, giving unique identities to the various sections of the store."

Store Features and Amenities Customers will find features that will provide a more convenient, consumer-friendly shopping experience.

§ Corner Bakery Shoppe - featuring upscale desserts, whipped cream desserts, a variety of other sweet indulgences, artisan breads, Martin's award winning donuts and photo-imaging cakes.

§ Butcher Shoppe - offering Certified Angus Beef and "Value Added" ready to cook products.

§ Market Square Deli - brings the freshest assortment of deli meats and freshly prepared salads to your table.

§ Deli Express - customers can place their order electronically at the deli, continue shopping and then pick up their order before heading to the checkout.

§ Carryout Cafe - offers panini sandwiches, grilled veggie bar, brick oven pizza, grain bar and chicken wing bar. An in-store seating area is also available.

§ Pharmacy - aside from filling prescriptions, the pharmacy features tips for healthy living, including information about drugs, disease and diet, along with a special Diabetic Center,

§ Seafood Market - featuring a lobster tank and free steaming. § The Florist - full service florist with a rose case featuring a full variety of roses everyday.

Customer Service Area The enhanced Customer Service Area is designed to meet customer needs and offers many services and conveniences, including:

§ Western Union transactions

§ Money Orders

§ Postage Stamps


§ Lottery Tickets (including new Player Activated Lottery Terminal)

§ Bill Payments

The store will be open twenty-four hours and also includes six EasyScan self-scanning checkouts.

"Our newest Martin's not only offers our customers an expanded selection of items in virtually every department, but does so in an inviting atmosphere that provides convenience for busy families, great value and friendly service," Hopkins continued.

Martin's celebrated the opening of its new store by providing $1,000 donations to each of the following Connellsville organizations in a special get together on Friday, October 14th.

Ø Carnegie Free Library

Ø Connellsville Area County Ministries

Ø Connellsville Area School District

Ø Connellsville Police Officers Association

Ø Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department

Ø Fayette County Community Action Agency Union Town Food Bank

Ø Greater Connellsville Community Center

Ø Geibel Catholic High School

Ø New Haven Hose Company

Ø Salvation Army

Ø Wesley Free Health Center

Giant Food Stores headquartered in Carlisle, PA is one of four retail-operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the US. Giant currently operates 101 stores as Giant Food Stores, 134 stores as Tops Markets and 22 stores as Martin's Food Markets. With nearly 37,000 associates Giant serves a six state market area. For more information about Giant Food Stores, visit the company's website at

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