Giant Food Stores is developing a new, two-level urban flagship store in downtown Philadelphia, furthering the company’s investments and commitment to the market.
“Like the city of Philadelphia, Giant continues to grow and innovate, and becoming part of this new incredible Riverwalk project helps cement our commitment to Philadelphia,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, Giant Food Stores. “We’ve always been dedicated to bringing quality groceries to the people of our home state of Pennsylvania, but this new Philadelphia store— as well as our new Giant Heirloom Markets throughout the city— represent the future of Giant: fresh solutions for the way families live now.”
The 65,000-square-foot store in the new Riverwalk mixed-use development on the banks of the Schuylkill River will incorporate an innovative two-level format. The store is anticipated to open by fall of 2020 and will create more than 200 new jobs for the city.
Busy urban customers can choose to order their groceries online for easy curbside pick-up with Giant Direct, Powered by Peapod, the company’s online grocery service.
Plans for the Riverwalk store highlight Philadelphia’s central role in the company’s recent growth strategy and is in addition to a $70 million investment Giant announced in April 2018 to grow its store network across the state by constructing six new stores, remodeling two locations and opening four new fuel stations through the end of this year. Giant will soon open a new store in East Stroudsburg and has plans to open two more Giant Heirloom Markets in the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Northern Liberties and Queen’s Village.
Giant, a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, has 158 stores in the state of Pennsylvania.