Some Genuardi's Officially Become GIANTs

The switchover begins for more than a dozen Genuardi's stores

By Dan Stamm and Teresa Masterson
|  Friday, Jul 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:25 AM EDT
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Some Genuardi's Officially Become GIANTs

Yamini Chao

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GIANT food stores announced Friday that the first of five former Genuardi's stores will officially become GIANT Food Stores this weekend.

Last month, GIANT Food Stores announced that they would transfer 15 recently purchased Genuardi’s Family Markets in the Philadelphia area into GIANT markets. Part of the changeover includes closing stores for about 10 days so that signage, etc. could be changed.

The first five stores closed are set to re-open Sunday at 8 a.m. as GIANT stores:

  • 737 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • 2395 York Road, Jamison, PA
  • 830 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA
  • 467 Sumneytown Pike, North Wales, PA
  • 1375 Boot Road, West Chester, PA

"It’s an exciting time for all of our store teams as we look forward to opening the doors and introducing the GIANT shopping experience to each community," said GIANT president Rick Herring. "There are plenty of unique new features in each store, providing a greater assortment of products, freshly prepared foods, and savings in every aisle."

Some of those features include new self-checkouts, healthy-themed labeling and a selection of locally-grown produce, according to GIANT.

Of course the grand openings also include some freebies. The first 200 customers at each store will get a pack of English muffins and a reusable shopping bag. The first 500 shoppers will get a loaf of bread.

The remaining 10 Genuardi's stores (Wynnewood, Spring House, Springfield, King of Prussia, Roslyn, Flourtown, Maple Glen, Langhorne, Chalfont and St. Davids) will close in the coming weeks -- some already closed -- with all the markets set to re-open as GIANT stores by July 22.

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