Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The grocery store chain turns 77 on Wednesday.
No word yet on whether they'll be offering punch and pie, but Giant Food stores will be offering customers free cake Wednesday to celebrate a milestone in the company's history. Giant Food, which was founded in 1936 in Washington D.C., celebrates 77 years in business on Feb. 6. They're offering a slice of free birthday cake to customers at all 170 stores from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. In Parkville-Overlea Giant Food stores are located at Putty Hill Plaza and in Parkville Shopping Center where the chain opened a store last year.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The event will also feature free food tastings.
An area grocery store will be giving away free groceries Friday as a reward to its customers. Giant Food, which opened in Parkville Shopping Center in early 2012, has arranged to give away groceries to 23 families during an event held from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 18. Patrons of the shop have already had a chance to enter the contest, according to a release from Giant. 22 of the winners will get free groceries for a month, while one family will be awarded free groceries for a year. "It's just to reward those shoppers who have been loyal to frequenting that store," the release said. "Hopefully people will come and see if they have won." The event, which is open to the public, also features free tastings of food prepared in-store. "Anyone who happens …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Giant Food presented Bill Grubbs with a giant check after he won the Year of Free Groceries Sweepstakes.
It's been a little over a month since Parkville's new Giant store opened and now one shopper has won free groceries for a year. Today Bill Grubbs received a huge check from the company for $7,800 after he won Giant's Year of Free Groceries Sweepstakes. According to a release from Giant, the amount will be paid out in gifts cards and represents a year's worth of groceries.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The contracts contain few big changes including difficult health care issues that trigger a re-start of negotiations next year.
Union members at two of the largest grocery store chains in the region approved new labor contracts Tuesday even as troubling health care issues threaten to force renegotiation of the agreements as early as next year. Workers at Giant Foods and Safeway ratified contracts in meetings Tuesday at the Cow Palace meeting hall at Timonium’s Maryland State Fairgrounds, according to United Food & Commercial Workers Local 27. Towson-based Local 27 represents about 8,500 affected workers in the greater Baltimore area and on the Eastern Shore. A new Giant store recently opened in Parkville Shopping Center. Containing modest wage increases, the agreement mostly preserves the existing contracts, with little change in health care and pension provisions…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The new grocery store opened Thursday evening and drew scores of people for promotions.
After a just a month of intensive renovation, Giant Food opened their new store in Parkville Shopping Center Thursday night amid a ton of fanfare. The grand opening event was attended by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, County Council members Cathy Bevins and David Marks and Third District City Councilman Robert Curran along with scores of Parkvillians excited to see the return of a grocery store to the neighborhood. Check out more photos of the new Giant store in our gallery. "This is great, the new store is beautiful," said Jessica Hack, a Parkville woman who attended the grand opening. "Parkville has been hungry for a new grocery store." "I like it — when I came in here while it was a Fresh & Greens there were really no sales…
Fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked bread and other treats await you at Parkville's new grocery store.
During the Thursday night grand opening of the new Parkville Giant store, Patch managed to get some photos of the produce, dairy, meats and prepared foods that await shoppers at the new store. Are you hungry yet?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The newly renovated Giant store in Parkville Shopping Center will open for business on Friday.
After nearly two months without a grocery store in Parkville Shopping Center, Giant will open the doors of their newly renovated store this Friday, according to officials with the company. In a press release Giant officials said that the 41,000 square foot store is "85 percent new" and that elements of the store that weren't replaced were upgraded to meet the company's standards. The new store will bring 100 new jobs to the Parkville community, the release states. According to the release, elements of the new Parkville Giant include: Friday's public opening will come on the heels of a "red carpet style" premiere and ribbon cutting event Thursday night from 5 until 8 p.m. that will be attended by Giant officials and staff from the store — …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Less than a year after Fresh & Greens took over the store in Parkville Shopping Center, it's being sold to Giant Food.
Giant Food is buying the former Superfresh location in Parkville from Fresh & Green's, less than a year after the latter took the store over Giant, the Baltimore area's largest grocer, announced the deal today with Mrs. Green's Management Corp. to buy the location at 7709 Harford Road in Parkville. Parkville store manager Denise Clark, who has worked at the store since it was a Superfresh, was excited to share the news on a Friday afternoon. "I’m excited that there’s still going to be a grocery store in the community and Giant Food certainly has a great reputation for customer service," Clark said. Clark told Patch that all of the employees at the Parkville Fresh & Greens had been offered a position with Giant. "In this day and age, that's…