GIANT Food, a unit of Ahold Delhaize USA, agreed to buy the stores from United Natural Foods Inc.’s Supervalu subsidiary on November 6. The stores involved in the sale are:
- 22401 Jefferson Boulevard, Smithsburg, Md.
- 500 North Antrim Way, Greencastle, Pa.
- 409 North McNeil Road, Berryville, Va.
- 147 Roaring Lion Drive, Hedgesville, W. Va.
- 1317 Old Courthouse Square, Martinsburg, W. Va.
The five stores will temporarily close on March 27 at 6 p.m. to undergo renovation and conversion to the MARTIN’S Food Markets format. The stores are slated to reopen under their new banners at 8 a.m. on April 5.
“Our team is really excited to bring MARTIN’S Food Markets to these vibrant communities,” said GIANT Food president Nicholas Bertram. “We put our customers at the heart of everything we do, and with the addition of these locations, our new neighbors can count on farm fresh produce and quality products their families will love.”
As part of the renovation process, the stores will get an expanded assortment of local products, including a farm fresh produce department with more than 300 items. Customers will also be able to sign up for a MARTIN’S BonusCard, which offers access to weekly promotions and sales, coupons and gas rewards. They will also have access to a MARTIN’s mobile app that provides easy access to personalized digital coupons, mobile shopping lists.
GIANT noted that the completion of the Shop ‘n Save store acquisition follows a series of strategic investments that the company has made to its store fleet and family of brands within Pennsylvania recently, including the recent opening of the first GIANT Heirloom Market in Philadelphia, where three additional locations are planned to open this year; the grand opening of the new GIANT DIRECT e-commerce hub in the city of Lancaster, and new stores opening this year in the communities of East Stroudsburg and Walnutport.