LANDOVER, Md. — Ahold Delhaize USA’s Giant Food chain, which operates in the greater Washington D.C. market, will open a new store in Fairfax, Va. on Friday.
The 53,000-square-foot store was designed to address the way consumers are shopping today with expanded popular departments and more amenities. The aim is to offer a convenient shopping experience that allows customers to find the products they love while also discovering new and exciting offerings.
“Giant has had a presence in the Fairfax area since 1954 and we are excited to bring shoppers an additional location to better serve the growing needs of the community,” Giant Food president Ira Kress said. “With these added features and amenities, this store can serve as a one-stop-shop, making it easier and more convenient than ever for our shoppers to enjoy high-quality offerings. From produce to seafood to beverage, and so much more, every department of this location is designed with the shopper in mind.”
Giant said the store has expanded prepared food, meat and seafood service counters, a larger natural and organic department and selection, and a fresh cut fruit station and juice bar. The location also includes a full-service Starbucks with café seating, a beer/wine shop, a full-service floral shop, and a PNC bank branch.
The new Fairfax location will also support some of Giant’s innovative services including Giant’s Pickup service. Shoppers simply place their grocery orders through Giant’s newly integrated eCommerce shopping experience on GiantFood.com or the Giant Food mobile app and store associates will hand-select, pack, and deliver orders right to shoppers’ cars. On the new GiantFood.com, customers can also choose to use Giant Delivers and schedule the delivery of products to their homes.
As an aid to shoppers who want to make healthier food choices, shelf tags throughout the store show Guiding Stars nutritional value ratings for products. Shoppers also have access to Giant’s team of licensed in-store nutritionists for free online and phone consultations as well as online nutrition classes and webinars.
The new Fairfax Circle location was constructed to be energy efficient with LED lighting throughout the store and additional doors and refrigerators throughout deli, dairy, and produce sections to keep items fresh and cold while also conserving energy.
The new location will create 180 new jobs for the local community, according to the retailer.