Vaccinations now available at all Giant Food of Landover, Md. in-store pharmacies

Flu Vaccinations Now Available At Giant Pharmacies Giant Food, With Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, Will Make a Donation to Local YMCA for Every Flu Shot Administered

Landover, Md., 2015-9-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help prepare for the coming flu season, vaccinations are now available at all Giant Food of Landover, Md. in-store pharmacies. Flu vaccinations are administered by Giant’s trusted in-store pharmacists, with no appointment needed.

“Giant is committed to supporting the health and wellness of our customers in the communities we serve,” said Gayle Shields, director of pharmacy operations, Giant Food. “Each year, flu shots are reformulated, so it’s important to be vaccinated on an annual basis, and we encourage our customers to take advantage of our convenient pharmacy services.”

In addition to keeping customers healthy, flu shots administered by Giant will help support the local community. For each flu shot, Giant, along with Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, will make a donation to a local YMCA to benefit their youth development and healthy living initiatives*.

Giant pharmacies are able to bill most major insurance plans, including Medicare. Many of these insurance plans cover flu shots with a $0 copay. Standard flu shots are available, as well as other flu vaccinations, including the “quad” and high dose vaccines. Customers receiving flu shots will also receive a FREE coupon book with more than $40 in savings. For more information, or to schedule an onsite flu clinic for your office, please call 800-950-4678.

*Johnson and Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Unilever together will donate $0.75 for each flu shot received between 8/1/2015 and 2/28/2016, with a minimum donation of $55,000 and maximum of $150,000, to the YMCA. Additionally, Giant will donate $5,000. For more information about the YMCA, please visit www.ymca.net.

To find the Giant Food pharmacy nearest you, please visit www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food
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.www.giantfood.com

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

Giant Food of Landover: diverse assortment of farm fresh local produce now available at all Giant stores

Landover, Md., 2015-7-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food of Landover, Md. is pleased to announce that a diverse assortment of farm fresh local produce, from 45 area farms, is now available at all Giant stores. While customers can find many local products in Giant stores throughout the year, the summer months bring an abundance of “in season” produce items from a nearby farm. Among the local produce items currently in season and available at Giant are peaches, tomatoes, corn, watermelon, cucumbers, strawberries, kale, string beans, and many varieties of squash.

“Giant is proud to offer our customers a convenient way to purchase farm fresh fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of freshness and packed by hand nearby,” said Al Rivero, Director of Produce for Giant Food. “We embrace our responsibility to support the local economy by offering the widest selection of locally grown products possible.”

The source farm name and location will be displayed on in-store signage, allowing customers to learn more about the produce items and the local farmers being supported. For customers who want to know more, additional “Buy Local” features can be found on Giant’s website, including videos, recipes and a list of local growers. Back by popular demand, all Giant stores will feature a fun, interactive cutout in the produce department where customers are encouraged to take a “farm fresh selfie.”

Giant has been a leader in the buy local movement for many years, supporting local farmers and manufacturers in the states where Giant stores operate. For more summer recipe ideas, including ways to use your local produce, visit Savory, Fast, Fresh & Easy™ on Giant’s website.

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 Giant

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

Giant Food of Landover, Md. and the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore kicked off their 5th annual in-store giving campaign to support military families

Organizations Partner for a Fifth Year Supporting Military Families

Landover, Md., 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Giant Food of Landover, Md. and the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore kicked off their fifth annual in-store giving campaign to support members of the military and their families. Throughout the month of March, all 169 Giant stores will sell CareOne Care Packages for service members and their families, and customers will also have the opportunity to donate $1 at the register to help support USO-Metro programs.

The CareOne Packages will contain a Giant brand nutrition bar, pretzel bar, drink sticks, fruit snacks, bottled water, and CareOne hand sanitizer. This year, Giant will also provide stickers on which customers can personalize the packages with their names to let recipients know who donated their snack packs.

“Last year, our March giving campaign resulted in a donation of $100,000 to the USO and 17,000 care packages for military service members and their families,” said Jamie Miller, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We are proud to continue our support for service members, as well as our partnership with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore—a true leader in our community. This year, we are aiming to surpass this goal, with help from our customers.”

“All of us at USO-Metro are so touched by the amazing support of Giant and their employees,” said Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. “Giant’s CareOne Packages are a huge hit, especially among the thousands of traveling troops who take refuge at our USO Airport Lounges when their flights are delayed due to bad weather like we’ve experienced this week. These amazing healthy snack packs clearly demonstrate the enormous support of the American people and companies including Giant for our nation’s troops and their families.”

At the end of the campaign, USO-Metro will distribute Snack Packs to service members and their families across the Mid-Atlantic region.

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 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 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.

About USO of Metropolitan Washington
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Giant Food: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776; jmiller@giantfood.com
USO of Metropolitan Washington: Michelle Shortencarrier
(703) 696-4839; michelle@usometro.org

Giant Food of Landover, Md. introduced electronic cap alternative to the traditional prescription medication caps Rx Timer Cap

Cutting Edge Cap Works with Any Prescription Medication

Landover, Md., 2014-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — To encourage appropriate use of prescription medication, Giant Food of Landover, Md. has introduced Rx Timer Cap, an electronic cap that is an alternative to the traditional prescription medication caps. Rx Timer Cap fits standard prescription containers and is available with either child-resistant closures or as an easy twist-off for seniors. For a limited time, all Giant Food locations are offering one free Rx Timer Cap to its grocery and pharmacy customers via an in-store coupon promotion at all pharmacy locations.

Giant Food’s new Rx Timer Cap lets customers know exactly how long it has been since their last dose, as compared to directions on prescription labels alone, which just inform patients how often they should take their medication. Containing a built-in LCD timer, Rx Timer Cap works like a stopwatch, keeping track of the hours and minutes since a patient last opened the container and took his/her medication. Every time the cap is opened, the timer resets to zero. When the cap is closed, the timer automatically begins counting up the hours and minutes since the medication was last consumed. There are no alarms to program or buttons to press, and it works with any prescription medication.

According to the World Health Organization, the number one problem in healthcare today is poor medication adherence, which leads to deteriorating health, further medical treatment, and potentially unnecessary hospitalization.

“The Rx Timer Cap is a fantastic, easy-to-use healthcare tool that is beneficial to all customers who need to take prescription medication, irrespective of age,” said Gayle Shields, director, pharmacy operations, Giant Food. “The chance of missing a dose, or multi-dosing, is significantly reduced using this cap. We are pleased to offer this cutting-edge technology in all Giant pharmacies as part of our commitment to providing high quality, customer-oriented and convenient products and services that promote our customers’ health and wellbeing.”

Customers may purchase additional caps to meet their prescription medication needs, at the cost of $2.99 per cap. Customers may continue to receive traditional cap(s) on their prescriptions at no extra charge. For more information on the Rx Timer Cap or any of Giant Food’s pharmacy offerings, please 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 158 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