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May 03, 2015 10:00 AM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Giant Food, LLC

Company Overview

Giant Food, LLC operates supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. It provides prepared foods, such as entrees, soups and salads, pizzas and breads, ticks, pasta and sauces, and other products. The company’s stores also include full-service pharmacies. It also sells products online. The company was incorporated in 1935 and is based in Landover, Maryland. As of October 28, 1998, Giant Food, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Koninklijke Ahold N.V.

8301 Professional Place

Suite 115

Landover, MD 20785

United States

Founded in 1935

28,000 Employees





Key Executives for Giant Food, LLC

Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations
President of Landover Division
Age: 47
Senior Vice President of Distribution.
Chief Merchandising Officer and Senior Vice President - Grocery Bakery and Pharmacy Operations
Age: 75
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Giant Food, LLC Key Developments

Giant Food to Close Store in Old Town; to Open ninth Store at Potomac Yards in Alexandria

After 64 years, Giant Food is closing its grocery store on First Street in Old Town Alexandria. The decision to close the 18,000-square-foot location was based largely on the store's age and space limitations. The company's newer stores tend to be between 50,000 and 60,000 square feet. The Old Town Giant will close at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12. All employees have been offered jobs at other Giant locations. There are eight other Giant stores within a six-mile radius of the Old Town location. A ninth, at Potomac Yards in Alexandria, is scheduled to open this fall.

Lovin' Scoopful Adds 400 Stores to East Coast Distribution

Lovin' Scoopful to benefit Special Olympics and other nonprofits that help empower the human spirit, has increased its distribution of Lovin' Scoopful Gourmet Light Ice Cream to more than 400 stores throughout the eastern United States to include all Ahold USA stores, including Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Martin's Food Market, Giant Food Stores and Peapod Stores. New flavors to the east coast include: What the Fudge, Lovin's exotically rich Out of This World Chocolate smothered with thick fudge; and Moose Tracks, a combination of peanut butter cups and fudge slathered in vanilla ice cream. In addition, Lovin' Scoopful changed its packaging to a 'sqround' tub, allowing it to fit into additional store shelving models. The new sqround packaging will roll out nationwide in 2015. Made with an all-natural base, Lovin' Scoopful Gourmet Light Ice Cream contains half the fat of premium ice cream brands, providing a healthier alternative while maintaining a super-premium taste. Lovin' Scoopful Gourmet Light Ice Cream retails for $3.75 to $4.99 and is available at select grocery stores around the country.

BrightFarms, Inc. Partners with Giant Food Grocer to Retail Year-Round Local Produce from Washington, D.C. Greenhouse

BrightFarms, Inc. and Giant Food are entering a path-breaking partnership to deliver year-round local produce to Giant stores throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Constructed near Giant’s store at 1535 Alabama Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D.C., the 100,000 square foot facility will be the urban greenhouse of its kind in the world. This partnership reflects Giant’s strong commitment to promoting health and wellness in local communities. By growing locally, BrightFarms delivers produce that is thousands of miles fresher, more flavorful, and better for the neighborhood. The farm will grow premium quality produce, year round, for thousands of customers in the D.C. area, while creating up to 20 full-time green-collar jobs, facilitating over 100 construction jobs, and converting underutilized land into a sustainable farm. BrightFarms also plans to offer educational opportunities for local schools to learn about urban agriculture and environmental sustainability.

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