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Giant $70 million Pennsylvania expansion

Giant Food Stores will construct six new stores, remodel two locations and open five new fuel stations in Pennsylvania totaling a $70 million capital investment over the next two years. As part of its growth strategy, the company plans to enter the East Stroudsburg and Walnutport communities for the first time.Untitled-1

“We are positioning the company for long-term growth, and we are excited to grow our presence within East Stroudsburg and Walnutport to better serve the families in those communities,” said Nicholas Bertram, Giant president. “This year Giant is celebrating our founding in Pennsylvania 95 years ago, so we’re especially proud to make these new investments in our home state.”

When remodels are completed later this year, customers will be able to take advantage of key benefits, which include a broader variety and assortment that is relevant to customers in each store, such as more local products, a deeper assortment of natural and organic selections and healthier snack options. Each remodel will bring a freshly designed layout that is easier to navigate and shop so customers can get in and out of the store quickly.

As a result of these new projects Giant anticipates bringing approximately 300 additional jobs to these communities through the hiring of full-time and part-time associates.

This investment announcement follows the February completion of a new Peapod wareroom opened in partnership with Giant. The wareroom opening was in response to fast-growing delivery and pickup demand, and it will enable Peapod and Giant to serve up to 25 percent more shoppers in the greater Philadelphia area. Peapod has experienced double-digit growth in the Philadelphia region for the last three consecutive years.

Serving millions of customers each week at 171 locations in four states, Giant was founded in 1923 and still calls Carlisle, PA, its hometown.