press release

June 1, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776

Giant Food Customers Can Now Fill Pet Prescriptions While Grocery Shopping

Landover, Md. (June 1, 2012) – With more than 60 percent of its grocery shoppers having at least one dog or cat at home, Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced today the launch of a new service for pet owners. The neighborhood grocer has partnered with accredited pet pharmacy PetCareRx to help fulfill the prescription needs for pet owners. Customers can now have their pet prescriptions filled at their local Giant pharmacy.

“Giant is excited to offer even more convenience for our shoppers who are also pet owners,” said Joel Neaman, regional manager of pharmacy operations, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We’re looking forward to a successful partnership with PetCareRx to support our customers who are also pet owners.”

Forty percent of veterinarian prescriptions can already be filled at Giant pharmacies. With the new partnership, Giant will offer three of the most popular pet prescription items that were previously available only from veterinarians and online vet pharmacy providers. These include Heartgard Plus, Rimadyl and Frontline Plus. For prescriptions that cannot be filled at a local Giant, the pharmacists will work with PetCareRx to fill and ship the pet medication directly to the owner’s home address, arriving within two to three days.

In addition to the convenience of filling their pets’ prescriptions, customers will also receive Gas Rewards points for prescriptions purchased at the pharmacy and through home delivery via PetCareRx.

Pet owners can learn more by visiting their local Giant pharmacy.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. For more information on Giant, visit