GIANT Food Stores to celebrate grand opening of new location

GIANT Food Stores will celebrate the grand opening of its brand new Broomall, PA, store in Marple Township, located at 2180 West Chester Pike, on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 a.m.

The new 74,000-square-foot store replaces the current Springfield Road location and will operate from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week and will employ 200 full and part-time team members, adding 50 new positions.

Scott Grygo, a 24-year grocery veteran, has been appointed store manager of the newest GIANT, and he will bring his team and community leaders together during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6. As part of the celebration festivities, the first 200 customers in line will receive a GIANT reusable shopping bag filled with product samples, 200 GIANT Choice Rewards points and other grand opening savings.

GIANT-Food-Stores-Broomall-Manager-Scott-GrygoScott Grygo“We’ve proudly served the Broomall community for over 17 years, and we are excited to do so in a bigger and better way once we open our new store next month,” said Grygo. “With the busy holiday season underway, we want to make shopping at GIANT as easy and enjoyable for our customers as possible, so they can spend more time with family and friends. Our entire team is working hard to get ready for opening day and make this a special moment for the Broomall community and our loyal customers.”

The new Broomall store will offer an expanded farm fresh produce department with more than 350 fresh produce items, including a variety of organic and local items. The produce department will also have, in-store cut fruit, fresh squeezed juice, a smoothie bar, kombucha taps and an expanded salad bar. In addition, the new store will feature a full-service deli with a selection of grab and go meals, made to order sandwiches and salads and an expanded hot food offering that includes a barbecue station featuring meats that are smoked in-store daily. The deli will also feature an in-store charcuterie station, local fresh and frozen pasta and artisan cheeses, as well as a mozzarella station featuring cannoli and other fresh products from Spring Grove, PA-based Caputo Bros. Creamery.

The meat and seafood departments will offer a wide selection of fresh fish, USDA Prime and Nature’s Promise meats as well as a selection of dry aged beef cut to order. The full-service bakery will offer artisan breads, cakes, donuts, and other decadent dessert favorites and an eye-catching floral department will offer fresh-cut flowers and lovely arrangements available in the front of the store.

The Broomall GIANT will also feature a Beer & Wine Eatery, stocked with a selection of more than 300 varieties of beer and wine, with a focus on Pennsylvania craft beer and intriguing wine selections. The Beer & Wine Eatery will include a Mix-a-Six case, where customers can mix and match to find new favorites. Customers are welcome to pull up a chair in the Beer & Wine Eatery to enjoy fresh-made fare including meal combos, sandwiches, wraps, subs, salads, sushi and a hot bar. The new eatery seats 30 and will be open Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Customers will also find a full-service pharmacy within the store and pharmacists will be available seven days a week to fill prescriptions and offer expert advice. As partners in good health, GIANT pharmacists can administer vaccines, suggest the right over-the-counter medications and help manage prescriptions.

The new Broomall store also offers convenient catering options with Entertaining by GIANT. Pulling off a holiday celebration has never been easier with fresh in-store hand-crafted sandwiches, wings, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, cakes, desserts and more. Customers can place an order at the store or order online at www.giantfoodstores.com.

GIANT Choice Rewards™ will also be offered, giving Broomall customers a way to increase their savings through personalized offers on products they already buy. Introduced in October, GIANT Choice Rewards brings customized savings and rewards right to customers’ fingertips with the GIANT app. Members of GIANT Choice Rewards can earn points on qualifying purchases at the rate of one point for every $1 spent. Through the new program, customers will also be able to earn points through personalized “bonus earn” offers.

When it comes time to redeem points, customers can either continue to redeem for discounts on gas (100 points = $0.10 discount per gallon up to 25 gallons) or choose from among new offers such as converting points to dollars to save directly on groceries, leading to discounted or free products.

Acknowledging the different journey each customer takes to bring food to the family table, GIANT has designed the new Broomall location to serve customers whenever and however they want. Busy customers can choose to visit in-store or order their groceries online for delivery or easy curbside pick-up with GIANT DIRECT, at www.giantdirect.com.

Customers are invited to join the entire Broomall store team and community leaders for a 7:40 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6.


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