about us

Our commitment starts and ends with you, our customers. For over 75 years, we’ve operated our business with a single goal in mind: delivering unmatched selection, quality and value.

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our history

Our story starts in 1936 when N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman founded Giant Food Inc. and opened Washington, DC’s first supermarket.

Since then, we’ve continued to grow and innovate, pioneering computer-assisted checkout scanning and opening over 150 stores throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.


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a legacy of diversity

We’re here in your neighborhood, and draw upon your rich culture to make our stores better. We’ve also made it a point to ensure that our suppliers are representative of the communities we serve.

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retailer of the year

We have been presented with the 2014 Retailer of the Year award by Progressive Grocer for our commitment to philanthropy in our local communities. Thanks to our associates, vendors and customers, we are able to stay committed to fighting hunger, improving the lives of children and building healthier communities.

Read more about this honor and what we are doing in our communities here.

Our COO, James McCann, was featured in the July issue of Supermarket News. He discussed our journey from good to great and how we are making your Giant store the best place to shop, a great place to work and a great neighbor in the community. Read more about our programs and what we have been doing to better serve our customers here.