GIANT Food Stores Acquires Shop 'n Save Stores
- by Maggie Mead
CARLISLE, PA - Following a purchase agreement announced by GIANT Food Stores in November 2018, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of five corporately-owned Shop ‘n Save locations from SUPERVALU INC., the newly acquired subsidiary of United Natural Foods (UNFI). The stores will undergo a one-week conversion, opening again as MARTIN’S Food Markets on April 5, 2019.
“Our team is really excited to bring MARTIN’S Food Markets to these vibrant communities,” said Nicholas Bertram, President, GIANT Food Stores. “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.”
According to the press release, the following stores are part of the sale:
- 22401 Jefferson Boulevard, Smithsburg, MD
- 500 North Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA
- 409 North McNeil Road, Berryville, VA
- 147 Roaring Lion Drive, Hedgesville, WV
- 1317 Old Courthouse Square, Martinsburg, WV
The stores will close temporarily on March 27 at 6 pm, for extensive remodels to convert the existing locations into MARTIN’S Food Markets. Upon the reopening on April 5 at 8 am, shoppers will be treated to low prices on an expanded variety and assortment of local products, including a farm fresh produce department featuring more than 300 items. MARTIN’S BonusCard will also be available to customers, giving them access to weekly promotions and sales, coupons, and gas rewards. The MARTIN’S stores also offer shoppers a convenient mobile app that provides ready access to personalized digital coupons, mobile shopping lists, and more.
The acquisition is in line with a series of strategic investments that the company has made recently to its store fleet and family of brands in Pennsylvania. The first GIANT Heirloom Market opened this year in Philadelphia, with plans for three more locations to open in 2019. The company’s new GIANT DIRECT e-commerce hub was opened this year in the city of Lancaster, and more new stores are set to open in the East Stroudsburg and Walnutport communities later this year.
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