Dean Wilkinson appointed Senior VP of Store Strategy and Execution at Ahold USA

Landover, Md., 2015-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food of Landover announced today that Mark Adamcik, Regional Vice President of Operations, has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Merchandising, effective May 18. He will be succeeding Dean Wilkinson, who will be leaving Giant Landover to become Senior Vice President of Store Strategy and Execution at Ahold USA.

Giant Landover also announced the following management changes, all of which are effective on May 18:

  • Toni Judy is moving from Regional Vice President of Operations, Region 10 to Regional Vice President of Operations, Region 9. Judy joined Giant in 2012 as a District Director and became Regional Vice President, Region 10 in June 2013. She has over 30 years in the food retail industry, including management roles with Winn-Dixie and Sam’s Club.
  • Robert Belcher has been appointed the new Regional Vice President for Region 10. He most recently served as the Director of Sales and Merchandising (Center Store). Belcher, who has worked in retail management for more than 30 years, started with Giant in 2011 as District Director. Prior to joining Giant Landover, Robert held a senior operations position at Walmart.

Commenting on these announcements, Gordon Reid, President of Giant Landover said, “Mark, Dean, Toni and Robert are exceptional leaders, and I want to wish them all the best in their new positions.”

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

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Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
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Giant Food, LLC launches its brand new World Menu line

Enjoy Bold Italian and Asian Flavors at Home by Shopping Giant’s World Menu Line

Landover, Md., 2015-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food, LLC is inviting customers to bring tastes from around the world to their dinner tables in just minutes with the launch of its brand new World Menu line. These internationally inspired products, including many Italian and Asian favorites, feature quality ingredients and easy preparation to offer a new take on take-out.

“Giant is proud to offer our customers a variety of international, gourmet meals at our everyday, affordable prices,” said Dean Wilkinson, vice president of sales and merchandising at Giant Food. “Our new World Menu line showcases unique flavors and simple preparation, providing an easy alternative to takeout options for customers with busy lives.”

Customers can find more than 50 World Menu products throughout the store, including a large assortment in the frozen department. With the World Menu Italian line, you can bring the bold flavors of Italy home with a trip to your local Giant. Starting with classic pastas, cheeses and herbs—all imported straight from Italy— the products feature fresh, peak quality ingredients like broccoli rabe, spicy red peppers and wild forest mushrooms. Products include a variety of frozen pastas, eggplant parmiggiana, broccoli rabe risotto and spicy arrabbiata, among others.

With World Menu, you can also invite the flavors of Asia to your table with Asian-inspired frozen meals, featuring tender seafood, chicken and pork. These dishes are paired with fresh vegetables and savory sauces for mouthwatering flavors. Items include potstickers, egg rolls, Mandarin orange chicken, shrimp lo mein, General Tso chicken, sesame chicken with brown rice and Japanese fried rice, in addition to other varieties.

For customers looking for new flavors to liven up their favorite sauces and pasta dishes, Giant also offers a selection of World Menu seasonings in the spices aisle. Flavors include bruschetta mix (salt, garlic, black pepper and chili pepper), agilo e pepperoncino (garlic and chili pepper), arrabbiata mix (tomato, garlic, chili pepper, parsley and black pepper) and amatriciana mix (onion, tomato and chili pepper).

Like all Giant’s Own Brand products, World Menu items have been subject to a rigorous testing program, which includes customer feedback to ensure that the grocer is consistently delivering on quality and value. For more information on World Menu products, stop into your local Giant or visit www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 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 more than 79 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 partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Price comparison study reveals Giant’s prices were lower relative to Safeway, Shoppers and Harris Teeter in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland

Price Comparisons Show Giant Prices Lower for Frequently Purchased Products

Landover, Md., 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food of Landover, Md. is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products at great prices. Today, Giant announced the results of a price comparison study revealing that Giant’s prices were lower relative to Safeway, Shoppers and Harris Teeter, several of our top competitors in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

In its continuing efforts to ensure low, everyday prices for customers, Giant selected frequently purchased national and private label brand products and compared its prices against those of other leading supermarkets.

For a selection of groceries, which included store brand sugar, cucumbers, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, store brand shredded cheese, Barilla Pasta, Tide Liquid Detergent, Folgers Coffee, and ten other popular items, Giant prices were 23 percent lower than Safeway and 13 percent lower than Harris Teeter in Washington, D.C. (See flyer for the list of items and prices compared.)

“We know that customers have many options when it comes to shopping for groceries, and getting the best value for their hard-earned money is a top priority,” said Dean Wilkinson, vice president of sales and merchandising, Giant Food. “These price comparisons are just one example demonstrating how Giant is helping customers save. Giant has also lowered prices on thousands of items. We encourage them to compare for themselves and save.”

For more than 79 years, Giant has placed customer satisfaction at the heart of its business. Giant helps customers watch their savings stack up by offering Low Everyday Prices on thousands of their favorite everyday products;Bonus Buy Savings, featuring time-limited promotions that offer customers outstanding value; and our Gas Rewards promotions where customers can save up to $2.20 per gallon for up to 35 gallons per fill-up at participating gas stations. Giant is constantly improving the customer experience with enhanced offerings across the store including fresh, organic, local, and ethnic product lines, as well as quality own brand products that are a great value and rival national brands in quality.

Customers can find the best deals in Giant’s weekly circular—and, of course, at your local Giant store.

To learn more about Giant’s initiatives and how you can “Watch Your Savings Stack Up,” visit www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 157 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 more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com