press release

Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776

Giant opens new Ellicott City store May 19th

Landover, Md. (May 14, 2016) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. today announced that the doors of its new 63,000 sq. ft. store located at 9200 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, Md. will open on Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. Employing 150 associates, the store’s opening creates approximately 90 new jobs for the residents of Ellicott City. The new store replaces the original 43 year-old Giant store also located in the Chatham Station shopping center, which closes the same day at 6:00 p.m.

“Giant is elated to bring customers a brand new store to Ellicott City that will help them save money, save time, and eat well. The store offers a superior shopping experience showcasing our expanded offering of the locally-sourced products we sell,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Ellicott City customers will experience a new store layout that caters to the organic and natural food-focused consumer. The natural food department begins with the organic produce section, which provides easy access to the organic/natural food section aisles. With this new format, Giant naturally ties these departments together, creating a source of inspiration for healthy family meals. The new store spotlights Giant’s robust partnership established with local suppliers with an emphasis on local products in all sections of the store. Some of the local products from the Mid-Atlantic region include Hooper’s Crabs, Smith Island Cake, Roseda beef, and BrightFarms’ fresh salad mixes, such as baby arugula, Asian greens, baby spinach, spring mix, spinach blend and baby kale, as well as basil and a variety of tomatoes.

Customers will also experience one of Giant’s largest deli departments in the region. Customized as a one-stop shop for prepared food, the department will include a 20-foot cheese table, sushi bar with an in-store sushi chef, and a large selection of Taylor Farms prepared food items. The department will also feature Giant’s $4.99 rotisserie chickens, grab-and-go offerings, and other hot and cold prepared food options.

Giant at Ellicott City will also feature time-saving technology including “SCAN IT!” hand-held devices, which allow customers to scan and bag their groceries while they shop to allow for speedier checkout. In addition, the store provides comprehensive customer convenience with a smoothie and fresh cut fruit station, a full-service pharmacy, a PNC Bank, and an in-store nutritionist, available to provide customers with health and wellness resources as part of their shopping experience.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit Giant