Giant Food Introduces Integrated E-Commerce Experience

Giant Food has launched a new integrated e-commerce shopping experience for customers on giantfood.com and the Giant Food mobile app. The platform joins together the peapod.com and Giant Food websites to create a single shopping experience.  “Consumer preferences are shifting, and at Giant, convenience and value are key. We are a brand with over 84 years of serving our customers locally in our community, and we are excited to extend that commitment with the launch of our one-stop integrated digital experience,” said Ira Kress, president of Giant Food, in a…

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The Giant Co. Donates $3 Million to PA Schools

The Giant Co. is making a $3 million donation to 2,000 public and private schools across Pennsylvania through it’s A+ School Rewards program. At the beginning of the school year, customers were given the chance to select the schools they wanted to support with their shopper points. “Our local schools need additional funds more than ever right now as they continue to remain impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” said Matt Simon, chief marketing officer and VP of marketing and urban retail at The Giant Co., in a statement. “Giant…

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Giant Co. to Hire 3,000 More Employees

The Giant Co. will hire an additional 3,000 employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Progressive Grocer. The retailer has hired about 4,000 temporary and part-time workers across its banners in the past month. “At The Giant Co., our purpose is to connect families for a better future, and our mission is more vital now than ever before,” said VP of human resources Matthew Lutcavage. “We’re committed to serving our communities and customers during this extraordinary time while helping our neighbors who are looking for work.” Full Story Related: Giant Food Implements…

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Giant Eagle Shuts Down In-Store Shopping, Focuses on Pickup, Delivery

Giant Eagle is expanding its curbside-pickup-delivery center format to a second store in Ohio, reports Cleveland.com. The company piloted the program at its Cuyahoga Falls location last week and will now expand it to its Garfield Heights location, beginning April 18. The new format eliminates in-store shopping and converts the stores into a space for employees to gather and load products for online orders. “The Cuyahoga Falls store is allowing us within a week to nearly double all the online grocery orders for Akron and Canton customers, and when we…

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Giant Food Implements Social Distancing Strategies

Giant Food is putting two social distancing measures into effect at its locations across the U.S. The retailer is implementing one-way aisle traffic to improve the flow of customer traffic, as well as limiting its stores to a 20 percent capacity to manage customer occupancy. “We are continuing to learn and adapt to the new ways of working during this challenging time and believe that these additional measures will allow us to further promote safe social distancing practices in our aisles to keep our customers and associates safe,” said Ira…

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Coronavirus Stalls Fashion Giant Inditex | News & Analysis

MADRID, Spain — Inditex has switched its clothes factories in Spain over to making medical supplies and its logistics hub has almost ground to a halt, effectively freezing the nerve centre of its business from which it supplies stores worldwide. Retailers around the world have had to close shops and in some cases their entire business as governments have told people to stay at home to try to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Inditex, the owner of brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, said in its annual results on March…

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Giant Opens New Location in Virginia

Giant has opened a new location in Falls Church, Virginia. The 69,000-square-foot store will feature a fresh cut fruit station, an extensive ethnic food section, and expanded deli, meat, and seafood departments. It will also feature Giant’s Pickup service, which allows shoppers to place orders online and pick them up curbside at the store. “Our newest store is designed to make the shopping experience clear and simple and our expanded product offering will make it easier than ever to enjoy great food,” said Ira Kress, interim president of Giant, in a…

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Giant Food Stores Rebrands as The Giant Co.

Giant Food Stores is now The Giant Co., a name which highlights the important role it has played in consumers’ lives since its founding in 1923, according to the company. The retailer has also unveiled new logos for each banner in the family of Giant brands, including Giant, Martin’s Giant Heirloom Market, Giant Direct, and Martin’s Direct. “For nearly a century, we’ve been a trusted part of the communities we serve, helping families come together to share a meal and create special memories,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, The Giant Company, in a…

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Harvey Weinstein guilty: How the Hollywood giant faced his reckoning

Image copyright Getty Images As jurors were sworn in for Harvey Weinstein’s trial in New York, the judge told them in no uncertain terms that this case was not intended to be a referendum on the #MeToo movement as a whole. But the trial, which ended in him being convicted of rape and sexual assault, at times felt like one. You may find some of the details in this article upsetting It was a watershed moment. More than two years after allegations started to emerge about the Hollywood producer, some…

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Giant Food Stores Invests in Growth

Giant Food Stores will be building a new ecommerce fulfillment center, two new stores, and remodeling 35 stores over the course of the next 18 months, reports Progressive Grocer. The investment will cost $114 million. “We’re doubling down on growth and innovation for our customers, building on the incredible momentum of 2019, and continuing to invest in our great commonwealth,” says Nicholas Bertram, president of Giant Food Stores. “The accelerated growth of Giant Direct has set the stage for additional investment opportunities that extend our ecommerce geographic reach. At the…

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