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Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776

Giant Food celebrates historic 80th anniversary Neighborhood Giant locations to host cake cutting celebrations

Landover, Md. (February 2, 2016) – On its 80th anniversary this Saturday, February 6, Giant Food invites customers and community members to celebrate this major milestone with complimentary birthday cake available from 12:00 – 4:00pm at all 169 neighborhood Giant Food locations in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

“On this historic anniversary, Giant is honored to invite our valued customers and community members to celebrate our 80-year history,” said Gordon Reid, President, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Our customers remain at the heart of our business, and we love helping our customers save money, save time and eat well.”

On February 6, 1936, N.H. Cohen and Sam Lehrman opened Washington D.C.’s first grocery store. The flagship Giant Food, located at Georgia Avenue and Park Road, would mark the beginning of an 80-year legacy of quality, service, and value that has spanned generations and continues to this day. Over the eight decades since it opened its first store, Giant has proudly supported the communities it serves through food donations to provide hunger relief, offering products and services to help its customers stay healthy, and building energy efficient stores to protect the environment. At the same time, Giant has and continued to provide top tier quality customer service, pioneer in-store and digital technologies and source local, sustainable products.

Giant will highlight significant events from its rich history over the course of 2016. Kicking off in February 2016, customers will be greeted with 80th anniversary themed promotions and special events. A new, commemorative logo has been introduced in honor of the anniversary and will be prominently displayed throughout the year.

Throughout its storied history, Giant Food has embraced innovation but never lost sight of its founding principles: giving the customer the best quality, value, and service every day. With the celebration of this major milestone, Giant’s 80 year commitment to serving customers and the community is a strong testament to its legacy and leadership in the grocery industry and in the region.

About Giant Food:

Giant Food LLC is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC 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 80 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 hunger relief partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit Giant