press release

June 30, 2014

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June 30, 2014

Local Farmers Partner with Giant Food to Make Produce Available at All Giant Stores

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables Perfect for Backyard Barbecues and Summer Fun!

Landover, Md. (June 30, 2014) – Giant Food is pleased to announce, in partnership with more than sixty-three local farmers, an array of farm fresh produce grown within your local community is now available at all Giant Food stores. Among the popular local produce items that are currently in season and available at Giant Food are corn, tomatoes, green beans, mushrooms, squash, blueberries, cucumbers and green peppers.

“Giant Food prides itself in supplying our customers with the freshest, highest-quality groceries possible,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food. “We are pleased to enhance our relationship with the local grower community and connect all of our shoppers with the very best seasonal fruits and vegetables grown nearby.”

With the summer growing and harvesting season now in full swing, enhance your next backyard barbecue with locally grown, fresh produce. Both fruits and vegetables are great to throw on the grill when seasoned with your favorite herbs and spices, and make for favorable side dishes or desserts.

All Giant Food stores feature a fun photo cutout in the produce department. Customers are encouraged to snap a photo of themselves or their family with the cutout and post to Giant Food’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GiantFood now through the end of July for a chance to win a $25 gift card and a canvas bag. Two winners will be drawn each week.

Customers can visit www.giantfood.com to find complete information about Giant Foods local produce including, recipes and cooking tips for fresh summer produce, a complete list and map of where the produce is from and videos of featured local farmers.

Giant Food has been a leader in the buy local movement for many years, supporting local farmers and manufacturers in the states where they operate stores. When customers and retailers purchase produce from within their own communities, local farmers benefit as money and resources stay within that community.

About Giant Food

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 157 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.