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The Giant Company pushes ahead with Philadelphia expansion

Pair of new stores further plan to grow footprint in metropolitan area

The Giant Company is enlarging its presence in greater Philadelphia this summer with two new Giant supermarkets.

Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant said that, starting next week, it plans to open two new stores in the city’s southeastern Pennsylvania metropolitan area. They include a 50,700-square-foot supermarket at 501 North Broad St. in Philadelphia on July 24 and a 49,000-square-foot Giant at 1025 Second St. Pike in Richboro, Pa., on July 1.

Giant noted that both stores will feature is signature fresh departments, include farm-fresh garden produce, meat and seafood and a bakery. Each locations also will offer fresh sushi made in-store, a hot food section with smoked meats, and a Beer & Wine Eatery with slushie options.Giant Direct online grocery ordering for pickup or delivery will be available through both stores as well.

The Philadelphia location on North Broad Street, with about 150 full- and part-time associates, also will house a Starbucks and offer underground parking, Giant said. Employing 170 full- and part-time staff, the Richboro store also will have a specialty cheese section and an artisan bread case with self-serve loaf slicing. Hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Philadelphia store and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Richboro store.

“As a company, we are committed to helping connect families over a meal by offering convenient, time-saving and fresh meal solutions, whether in-store or online,” Manuel Haro, divisional vice president of greater Philadelphia for The Giant Company, said in a statement. “Our new North Broad and Richboro stores reinforce that commitment to our customers while also continuing our growth strategy within the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.”

These two new stores add to Giant’s significant growth in the Philadelphia area over the past year. In 2021, Giant opened four new stores in the city, including its urban flagship store at Riverwalk, as well as stores on Cottman Avenue and South Christopher Columbus Boulevard and a Giant Heirloom Market in the Fashion District. The company also opened a new store in Doylestown and a state-of-the-art Giant Direct E-Commerce Fulfillment Center on Island Avenue in Philadelphia.

Overall, The Giant Company operates about 190 grocery stores under the Giant, Martin’s and Giant Heirloom Market banners in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Its retail operations also include 133 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations, and more than 175 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery in hundreds of ZIP codes, with e-commerce also serving communities in New Jersey.

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