GIANT FOOD EXPANDS, ADDS 70 NEW JOBS
Retailer expanded sales and merchandising operations at Prince George’s County headquarters
BALTIMORE, MD (January 21, 2021) – Giant Food, one of the largest grocery chains in the region, has expanded its headquarters and corporate operations in Prince George’s County and added 70 new jobs. The company, which has been operating for more than 80 years, expanded its sales and merchandising operations and added 31,000 square feet of existing space at their headquarters building in Landover. Giant currently operates 164 supermarkets in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.
“Since 1936, Giant Food has been a staple in our community and we were thrilled to add 70 new associates and expand our corporate support operations to bring the highest quality of products and services to our customers,” said Ira Kress, president of Giant Food. “Prince George’s County has been an outstanding partner and we will continue to explore new ways to stay innovative as we grow our market share lead within the region.”
“We are excited to see that Giant Food, which has been a pioneer among grocery chains in the region, is growing and has added new jobs,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The state was pleased to support this expansion, which enables Giant to continue to provide excellent products and services to its many customers.”
“We are thrilled by Giant Food’s expansion and growth in Prince George’s County” said County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “This investment brings their corporate decision-making back home to the county, and we believe this will allow Giant to be even more responsive to local community needs. Giant Food has long been a leader in the grocery sector in the Washington area; with this investment, their place at the top of this competitive industry sector is secured.”
To assist with project costs, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $250,000 conditional loan through Advantage Maryland, formerly the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). Additionally, Prince George’s County has approved a $250,000 conditional loan through its Economic Development Incentive Fund. The company is also eligible for the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit.
“Giant has been an outstanding corporate partner in Maryland and we are thrilled they are expanding in our state,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “We look forward to working with our partners in Prince George’s County to ensure their continued success in Maryland.”
To learn more about the company, please visit giantfood.com
About Maryland Commerce
The Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department promotes the State’s many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism. Because they are major economic generators, the Department also supports the Arts, film production, sports and other special events. For more information, visit commerce.maryland.gov.
About Giant Food
Giant Food is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 164 stores are 153 full-service pharmacies, 82 full-service PNC Banks and 24 Starbucks locations. Giant fits all the ways today’s busy customers want to shop – whether in store or online. With 143 Giant Pickup locations and Giant Delivery available to all our market areas in DC, MD, VA and DE, customers have even more convenient options right at their fingertips to get the best product and prices, whenever and however they want it. For more information on Giant, visit: giantfood.com.