press release

February 6, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Giant Food

The One-Stop Shop for All the Goodies and Gifts for the Holiday

Landover, Md. (February 6, 2015) – Whether you are already struck by Cupid’s arrow or enjoying the holiday with family and friends, Giant has plenty of ideas to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. With a designated Lover’s Lane Express checkout in each store reserved just for Valentine’s Day purchases such as flowers, bakery treats, cards and candies, customers can get in and out quickly.

Choose the perfect bouquet

This year, Giant is offering dozen-rose bouquets, rose bunches and premium single roses- something for every budget. You can also choose from store-made arrangements, mixed flower bouquets, flowering plants, balloons and much, much more. Giant sources all flowers from farms whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. So, you can be sure that your purchase is not only brightening the day of a loved one, but is also environmentally friendly.

If you’re looking for something really special, Giant’s team of florists can help you design a custom arrangement. Just call your local Giant to place an order or ask a floral associate to help you choose the perfect bouquet.

New World Menu products

Liven up your homemade romantic dinner with Giant’s brand new, exclusive World Menu products. These internationally inspired items feature quality ingredients and bold flavors, including many Italian and Asian favorites. Found throughout the store with a large variety available in the frozen department, World Menu products bring tastes from around the world into your kitchen for quick and easy meals in just minutes. Try ricotta and spinach tortellini paired with broccoli rabe and smoked provolone, or start with chicken pot stickers before an entrée of sweet and sour chicken for a new take on takeout.

Cooking for two

Check out Giant’s online Recipe Center for thousands of entrée, appetizer and dessert ideas for every skill level. All the ingredients you need are available in-store.

Giant’s shrimp primavera is an easy dish that goes from kitchen to table in less than an hour. To spice things up this Valentine’s Day, add in cayenne pepper or hot sauce.

Shrimp Primavera

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Giant canola or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 14 oz. Giant can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. can Giant tomato paste, mixed w/ 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dry oregano
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper or hot sauce
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 lb. fully cooked Giant shrimp, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 12 oz. Giant pasta (spaghetti, linguine or small shells)

  1. Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook one minute. Add green pepper and sauté until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Stir well and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions. When pasta is almost done, add cooked and peeled shrimp to the sauce just to heat through but do not overcook. Squeeze lemon juice and stir in. Ladle shrimp and sauce over pasta.

Embrace the sweet tooth

Stop by the bakery department for Giant’s real whipped cream strawberry cake or choose from a variety of cookies, cakes and other pastries. Don’t forget to visit the produce section to get fruit for a delicious chocolate fondue. Strawberries are buy one, get one free at all Giant stores the week of February 8.

Grab a gift card

Giant also offers a wide variety of gift cards for your Valentine’s favorite chain restaurants, major retailers, movie theatres and more! Customers who use their BonusCard® will earn four times the Gas Extra Rewards points on select gift card purchases.

Whether you plan ahead or wait until February 14, think Giant for all of your Valentine’s Day-related goodies!

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.