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GIANT to add three Philly-area stores in December

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CARLISLE, Pa. — GIANT Co. continues its expansion within greater Philadelphia, with three more store openings set for December.

The chain, a unit of Ahold Delhaize USA, is set to open a supermarket at 1403 South Christopher Columbus Blvd., at the corner of Reed Street, on Friday, December 3, at 8 a.m. A new Doylestown GIANT at 4377 Swamp Road is slated to open on Friday, December 10 at 8 a.m., and the new GIANT Heirloom Market in the Fashion District at 801 Market St. is due to open on Thursday, December 16 at 8 a.m.

“The City of Philadelphia and the surrounding community continues to play a central role in our growth strategy, bringing customers fresh meal solutions both in-store and online,” said Manuel Haro, GIANT’s divisional vice president of greater Philadelphia. “We are excited to debut three new stores for our customers just in time for the holiday shopping season and look forward to providing time-saving conveniences to help families spend more time together around the table.”

GIANT PhillyKevin Bane, a grocery veteran with 16 years of experience, has been appointed store manager of the 46,000-square-foot Columbus Boulevard store, which will employ about 150 full- and part-time team members. Customers will find expanded product variety within GIANT’S signature fresh departments such as farm-fresh garden produce, fresh meat and seafood, full-service deli, and bakery. New offerings include sushi made in-store, a dedicated plant-based section, and the convenience of a Beer & Wine Eatery.

The new, ground-up 72,500 square foot GIANT Doylestown GIANT is replacing the current GIANT store at 4357 West Swamp Road, which will close to customers on December 9 at 5 p.m. The new Doylestown store will operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, and employ approximately 225 full- and part-time team members.

Doylestown customers will find a larger space with an expanded product assortment. In addition to GIANT’S signature fresh departments, the new store will feature both an in-store Starbucks and superfoods café Frutta Bowl, increased health and beauty care offerings, a new specialty cheese shop, and Beer & Wine Eatery.

Alan Carcifi, a grocery veteran with nearly 30 years of experience will continue to serve as store manager of the new Doylestown store.

Located at the site of the historic Strawbridge’s department store building, the new 32,000 square foot Fashion District GIANT Heirloom Market will feature local produce, grab-and-go meals, plant-based foods, a gluten-free section, sushi, a gourmet cheese section, kombucha on tap, a tap wall, and Beer & Wine Eatery. GIANT Heirloom Market will once again celebrate and feature local partnerships with Philadelphia-area food purveyors including Claudio Specialty Foods and Isgro Pastries as well as a grind-your-own beans option featuring One Village Coffee.

This will be the company’s fourth GIANT Heirloom Market in Philadelphia. It will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, and employ approximately 100 full- and part-time team members. With 18 years of grocery experience, Nick Meyer, has been appointed store manager of the Fashion District GIANT Heirloom Market.

All three stores will offer GIANT Direct pick-up and delivery.

These upcoming grand openings will cap a year of significant growth for GIANT in greater Philadelphia. The Riverwalk GIANT, the chain’s two-level urban flagship store in Center City, opened in March and the company’s new GIANT Direct e-commerce fulfillment center opened on November 8. The company also opened a new GIANT at 2201 Cottman Ave. on November 12.


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