press release

May 22, 2015

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New Giant Burke Store to Open June 19

Landover, Md. (June 22, 2015) – Giant Food today announced that the doors of its new store located at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield will open on Friday, June 19 at 6:00 a.m. The store, located inside the Kings Park Shopping Center, was re-built from the ground up and is nearly twice as large as the previous store onsite, which closed last year. The Kings Park store will employ approximately 120 associates. The new store replaces the 9550 Burke Road store located 1.3 miles away in the Burke Village Center, which closes June 18.

“We are delighted to bring a brand new 50,000-square foot store to Kings Park, which offers an enhanced shopping experience to our customers in Burke,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Customers will find an exciting shopping experience in the new Giant including a variety of new features and amenities throughout the store. The store will include a new, market-style produce section with a fresh-cut fruit and vegetable preparation center and an organic produce display. The store will also feature an expanded selection of natural and organic foods.

Customers will find all of their meat, bakery, grocery, and dairy needs in the new 50,000-square foot store. The new deli department includes sushi prepared by Giant’s in-house sushi chef, a sandwich service center, an assortment of hot foods, a salad bar, and a gourmet cheese island. The store will also provide an expansive selection of domestic and international wines for all tastes and budgets, as well as a wide assortment of beer, ranging from craft, domestic, and imported.

Giant at Kings Park will also feature in-store technologies including “SCAN IT!” hand-held devices, which allow customers to scan and bag their groceries while they shop to allow for speedier checkout. Peapod Pick-Up service will be available on site for time-starved customers who prefer assistance with their shopping. In addition, the store will include a café seating area with complementary Wi-Fi. A PNC Bank, will also be onsite.

The new Giant store is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and has been constructed with innovative building technologies to reduce energy consumption and the environmental impact of operations. LED lighting will be used in many areas of the store, significantly reducing energy needs. Warm concrete floors have replaced the traditional tile, reducing the amount of cleaning solutions normally utilized.

About Giant Food

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 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 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.