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11/16/2021

Giant Food expands store footprint

Marianne Wilson
Editor-in-Chief
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Giant Food is expanding with two new stores.

The supermarket company unveiled its newly developed, 42,834-sq.-ft. store in Fort Washington, Md., and will open a nearly 60,000-sq.-ft. store in Manassas, Va., on Nov. 19.

The Fort Washington store features the grocer’s new and improved store format with enhanced and expanded departments and amenities to better serve the local community. It boasts a large produce and organic section including locally grown and sourced fresh fruits and vegetables, expanded prepared food offerings, a gourmet cheese section, freshly made sushi and full-service deli, seafood, and meat departments. It also has a full-service floral department, free Wi-Fi, and a Starbucks.

Customers also have access to Giant’s team of licensed in-store nutritionists for free online and phone consultations as well as online nutrition classes and webinars.

In addition, the store includes a full-service Giant Pharmacy offering a range of services, including COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses as well as seasonal flu shots. It also offers free consultations including recommendations and assistance with selecting appropriate over-the-counter and prescription products.

“We have recognized the need for a new top of the line grocery store for the residents of Fort Washington, a neighborhood we have served for nearly 45 years, and have been looking forward to opening this remodeled location to better serve the community,” said Ira Kress, president of Giant Food. “We’re confident this new store delivers on the convenience, quality, value, and finest customer experience that the community deserves and look forward to serving the neighborhood’s residents for all of their grocery needs.”

Giant opened the redeveloped store alongside the continued community support of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, The store serves as a replacement for Giant’s previous store at the same location.

Giant Food is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the stores are 152 full-service pharmacies, 82 full-service PNC Banks and 25 Starbucks locations.