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Giant Carlisle

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Company Name: Giant Food Stores, LLC
Established:
1923
Joined Ahold:
1981
Brands: Giant Food Stores, Giant To Go
Market area: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, in the United States
Store formats:
Supermarkets and super stores
Own brands include: Giant, Nature's Promise, Simply Enjoy, CareOne, and Guaranteed Value
Leadership: Thomas Lenkevich

Visit the "2013: our year in review" website for more highlights.

News

Peapod celebrates 25 years as America’s leading online grocer
Oct 6, 2014

Peapod celebrates 25 years as America’s leading online grocer

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – This year, our U.S. internet grocer Peapod celebrates an imp...

Ahold USA appoints Tom Lenkevich as president, GIANT/MARTIN’S division
Mar 4, 2014

Ahold USA appoints Tom Lenkevich as president, GIANT/MARTIN’S division

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA today announced that Tom Lenkevich will join the G...

Ahold USA Announces Retirement of Giant Carlisle Division President
Feb 7, 2014

Ahold USA Announces Retirement of Giant Carlisle Division President

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA today announced that Rick Herring, president of th...

Ahold USA opens 120th pick-up point and digital innovation hub, underpinning its online growth ambitions
Jan 7, 2014

Ahold USA opens 120th pick-up point and digital innovation hub, underpinning its online growth ambitions

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA, in partnership with its retail divisions and its ...

Ahold USA announces new CFO
Dec 3, 2013

Ahold USA announces new CFO

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA announced today that, after nearly five years as A...

Ahold USA supports progress towards opening housing for sows
Nov 11, 2013

Ahold USA supports progress towards opening housing for sows

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA today announced that it will encourage its pork su...

Ahold USA divisions revamp Passport to Nutrition program
Jul 22, 2013

Ahold USA divisions revamp Passport to Nutrition program

As part of their commitment to providing health and wellness resources to their customers and with a...

Ahold USA divisions launch new prescription savings card
Jun 6, 2013

Ahold USA divisions launch new prescription savings card

The Ahold USA divisions are making it easier for customers and their families to receive instant sav...

Ahold USA celebrates Earth Day 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Ahold USA celebrates Earth Day 2013

Monday, April 22 was Earth Day, and all four Ahold USA divisions got involved in the celebrations as...

Ahold USA retail divisions awarded LEED certifications for six newly constructed stores
Apr 4, 2013

Ahold USA retail divisions awarded LEED certifications for six newly constructed stores

he Ahold USA retail divisions recently achieved another milestone in their commitment to building gr...

Giant Food Stores & Martin's Food Markets offer healthy ideas for kids and families this year
Jan 7, 2013

Giant Food Stores & Martin's Food Markets offer healthy ideas for kids and families this year

Carlisle, PA – In its continuing effort to promote healthy kids and communities, GIANT Food Stores a...

Ahold's Giant-Carlisle division completes acquisition of Genuardi’s stores
Jul 13, 2012

Ahold's Giant-Carlisle division completes acquisition of Genuardi’s stores

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Ahold announced that Giant-Carlisle, a division of Ahold USA, has succe...

Giant Food Stores set to begin conversion of 15 former Genuardi's in Greater Philadelphia
Jun 26, 2012

Giant Food Stores set to begin conversion of 15 former Genuardi's in Greater Philadelphia

Carlisle, PA – Giant Food Stores today announced it will begin the conversion of 15 former Genuardi...

Federal Trade Commission approves Giant acquisition of 15 Genuardi's stores
Jun 15, 2012

Federal Trade Commission approves Giant acquisition of 15 Genuardi's stores

Carlisle, PA – The Federal Trade Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of fifteen superma...

Giant & Martin's focus on keeping kids healthy this spring
Apr 17, 2012

Giant & Martin's focus on keeping kids healthy this spring

Carlisle, PA – In its ongoing efforts to fight childhood obesity and help kids live healthier lifest...

Giant Food Stores goes mobile
Feb 28, 2012

Giant Food Stores goes mobile

Carlisle, PA – As part of its ongoing commitment to offering customers simple solutions to enhance t...

Grocery shop while you commute? Peapod by Giant and Titan make it possible for thousands of Philadelphia commuters
Feb 8, 2012

Grocery shop while you commute? Peapod by Giant and Titan make it possible for thousands of Philadelphia commuters

New York – Philadelphians spend on average of nearly 30 minutes commuting to work. That amounts to 2...

Peapod by Giant expands online grocery shopping and delivery service to Bucks County
Feb 6, 2012

Peapod by Giant expands online grocery shopping and delivery service to Bucks County

Skokie, IL – Peapod, the country’s leading online grocer, today announced the expansion of Peapod by...

Giant Food Stores & Martin's Food Markets offer cost conscious customers more ways to save
Jan 17, 2012

Giant Food Stores & Martin's Food Markets offer cost conscious customers more ways to save

Carlisle, PA - With tightened family budgets, Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets is re-intr...

Giant Food Stores opens first store in Philadelphia
Jul 20, 2011

Giant Food Stores opens first store in Philadelphia

First store within city offers customers quality, selection and savings everyday.

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets introduce new look for private label products
May 31, 2011

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets introduce new look for private label products

Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets will soon notice their favorite GIANT and M...

New Giant Food Store fuel station in Lancaster opens May 26
May 24, 2011

New Giant Food Store fuel station in Lancaster opens May 26

May 24, 2011 - Carlisle, PA – Just in time for Memorial Day travelers, Lancaster’s newest GIANT Food...

Giant To Go opens second location
May 20, 2011

Giant To Go opens second location

Lancaster, PA – GIANT Food Stores will open the doors of its second convenience store, GIANT To Go, ...

Giant Food Stores adresses issue of childhood obesity
May 11, 2011

Giant Food Stores adresses issue of childhood obesity

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and local experts will participate in GIANT’S first Childhood Obes...

Apr 15, 2011

Ahold USA & its Giant Carlisle division to host Field Trip Factory’s 2011

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Field Trip Factory has selected Ahold USA and its Giant Carl...

Jan 4, 2011

Giant Food Stores opens in Warrington

Warrington, PA, USA, March 30 2011 – GIANT Food Stores will re-open the doors of its newest Bucks Co...


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Giant Carlisle stores operate under the names Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets. The Giant Food Stores brand is market leader in the vast majority of the division’s market area and is one of the best-known brands in Pennsylvania.

Giant Carlisle’s history began in 1923 when David Javitch opened a small meat market in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The business was built on the premise of the “best products at the fairest price.”

His store prospered and in 1936, Javitch purchased a store in Lewistown, Pennsylvania that he named the Giant Food Shopping Center. The new store offered customers the opportunity to purchase dry goods and perishables under one roof - a new concept at that time, and the precursor to the modern grocery store.

Since then, the company’s business has continued to grow and flourish. Giant Carlisle distinguishes itself with a high level of selection and value for the money. The company maintains a strong focus on one-stop shopping solutions for busy families and its commitment to healthy living. Many stores offer on-site gas stations, expanded deli, bakery, and produce departments, including a wide array of organic selections.

Along with the other divisions in Ahold USA, Giant Carlisle continues to grow sales and market share and focus on strengthening its own-brand offerings. The division has recently introduced new packaging that better reflects the strength of its consumer brand and unifies the brand across the store.

Giant Carlisle is continuing to develop its formats, introducing a new, more compact supermarket format that offers a full assortment of products and services in a smaller
footprint, as well as operating large format super stores. The division is using smartphone and internet technology to make shopping more convenient for customers and introducing pick-points that enable customers to order groceries online and pick them up at the store without leaving their cars.

Giant Carlisle continues to be strongly committed to supporting local charities and fundraising initiatives.

At the end of 2013, Giant Carlisle operated 200 supermarkets under the brands Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets.

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Contact details

Giant Carlisle
P.O. Box 249 Carlisle,
PA 17013

Visiting address:
1149 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle,
PA 17013

Phone: +1 888 814 4268
www.giantfoodstores.com

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